Artist Henri Auguste, French, 1759-1816
  • Sauce Boat with Stand
Date between 1786 and 1787
Medium silver
Dimensions Overall: 8 × 10 7/8 × 8 7/8 inches (20.3 × 27.6 × 22.5 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection of Early French Silver Fund
Accession Number 57.65
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Fashionable Living: S330.1, Level 3 (see map)
Marks Warden's mark, struck on underside: 1786/87
Maker's mark: H.A. [fleur de lis crowned; two palm leaeves; Henri Auguste]
Marks, engraved on stand: [coat of arms of the Duke of Cadaval of Portugal]
Dukes of Cadaval (Lisbon, Portugal);
Ricardo Espirito Santo Silva (Lisbon, Portugal);
Mme Ricardo Espirito Santo Silva;
1956, Elizabeth and Harvey Firestone, Jr.;
1957-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Grigault, P. "Late Eighteenth Century Silver in the Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection." Antiques 77, no. 2 (February 1960): p. 167 (fig. 8).

Davis, F. French Silver 1450-1825. New York and Washington, 1970 (fig. 87).

Nocq, H. Le Poincon de Paris, Tome I, p. 32.

Albainy, T. "Eighteenth-Century French Silver in the Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection." Bulletin of the DIA 73, no. 1/2 (1999): pp. 15-16, 25; p. 16 (fig. 10).