Ornate French sterling silver footed compote centerpiece or tazza. This footed serving dish or tray boasts an opulent Louis XVI/Rococo motif done in superb quality repousse. Sumptuously decorated with heavy scrolling foliage and rocailles, embellished with flowers and fluting. Finished with a serpentine rim patterned with petite blossoms, scrolling foliate and rocailles done in raised relief. Raised on a circular pedestal base, also richly decorated.
Beautifully crafted from the highest quality silver. Hallmarked with the French Minerva 1st standard mark, in use from 1838, which guaranteed the finest quality silver of.950/1000 purity 95% pure silver and a higher grade than the standard. Assay office numeral located on the Minerva mark indicating the city of Lyon. Maker's mark for silversmiths Charles-Frédéric Berger & Nesme Henri, active in Lyon from 1889 to 1924 at 25 montée du Chemin-Neuf and subsequently 122 rue Saint-Georges (1900). In very good condition with general surface wear from use.
Measures 9 3/8" diameter x 4 7/8" height. Welcome to the Antique Boutique.
Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description. Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor. Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it.Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size.
Please check the description for dimensions. The item "Antique French Sterling Silver Compote Tazza Footed Centerpiece Tray Plate" is in sale since Friday, June 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "micflsun" and is located in Canutillo, Texas.This item can be shipped worldwide.