Artist Antoine Boullier, French, active ca. 1775 - 1811
Title
  • Covered Bowl
Date 1787
Medium silver
Dimensions Overall: 2 3/8 × 4 5/16 × 3 inches (6 × 11 × 7.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection of Early French Silver Fund
Accession Number 57.71
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Era of Revolution S331.2, Level 3 (see map)
Marks Struck on underside of bowl: Warden's mark for 1787/88
Maker's mark for Antoine Boullier (fleur de lis crowned, the letters A. B., two grains and a tower)
Charge mark of Henri Clavel
Ricardo Espirito Santo Silva (Lisbon, Portugal);
Mme. Ricardo Espirito Santo Silva;
1956-present, purchase for the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA) by Elizabeth and Harvey Firestone, Jr.
Les Tresors de L'orfevrie du Portugal. Exh. cat., Musee des Arts Decoratifs. Paris, 1954, no. 360, pl. 169.

Grigault, P. "Late Eighteenth Century French Silver in the Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection." Bulletin of the DIA 39, no. 3/4 (1959-60): 83; 82 (ill.).

Grigault, P. "Late Eighteenth Century Silver in the Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection," Antiques 77, no. 2 (February 1960): 167, fig. 9.

Albainy, T. "Eighteenth-Century French Silver in the Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection." Bulletin of the DIA 73, no. 1/2 (1999): 24, fig. 14 (ill.).