Artist Unidentified artist
Object Place: Europe, Possibly Cholet, France
2.8 x 11.1 cm (1 1/8 x 4 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Wine taster with a shallow, heavy circular bowl with a cast handle in the shape of a fleur-de-lis with a ring grip underneath.
“Un essai a vin en argent, poucette decoupee en forme de fleur de lys”
Maker's Mark: a crowned trefoil, IS, a grain below. Warden's mark: there is none, but the Christie's list gives the area from which it comes as Cholet, but this cannot be verified.
1939, with Madame Yvon Helft. Elizabeth Parke Firestone (1897-1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (1898-1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993; gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. to the MFA. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection