Artist Antoine Boullier, French, active ca. 1775 - 1811
Title
  • Covered Bowl
  • Bowl
Date 1787
Medium silver
Dimensions Overall: 2 5/16 × 4 3/8 × 3 1/8 inches (5.9 × 11.1 × 7.9 cm)
Overall (bowl): 1 1/8 × 4 3/8 × 3 1/8 inches (2.9 × 11.1 × 7.9 cm)
Overall (cover): 1 3/4 × 3 inches (4.4 × 7.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection of Early French Silver Fund
Accession Number 57.72
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Era of Revolution S331.2, Level 3 (see map)
Marks Mark: P [crowned with date, Paris 1787]
Mark: A [crowned, under administration of H. Clavel]
Mark: [fleur-de-lis crowned] AB [master silversmith Antoine Boullier] [two grains and a tower]
1957-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Les trésors de l'Orfèvrerie du Portugal. Exh. cat., Musée des Arts Decoratifs. Paris, 1954-1955, possibly no. 360 (pl. 169).

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

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

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