^"The Museum of Fine Arts Strikes Silver". Boston Globe. July 2, 1993. "Elizabeth Parke Firestone amassed what some experts consider the greatest privately owned collection of French silver in the world, so great that ambassadors from the mighty Louvre used to come calling on her in her Newport, Rhode Island home, hoping to persuade her that in the fullness of time, the collection ought to return to la France. It didn't. The collection, more than 300 dazzling pieces, has instead come to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, where part of it is on ... In 1940 Elizabeth Firestone happened to visit a New York silver dealer, Robert Ensko, to buy a wedding present for Henry Ford II. When she later bought her ..."