Antique French Sterling Silver Centerpiece, Crystal, Bacchus, Grapes, Children. Extraordinary antique French sterling silver centerpiece, or. In the form of a classical urn or vase, it has a square base with a cutwork pattern of stylized leaves in the classical style and the base rests on four cannonball feet. The lower part of the vase or urn shape is ornamented with.
The cutwork elements in the middle feature stylized dolphins, a boy carrying a birds nest, a girl carrying fruit and accompanied by a dog, and plants and arabesque designs. The two handles are in the form of swans. The lid has a statue of Bacchus crowned by grapevine leaves and seated on a wine barrel, holding a cup in one hand and grapes in the other. The interior glass container is in hand cut crystal. The French hallmarks used for articles made outside of Paris between 1819 and 1838 appear in several places on the piece.
Consisting of an old womans head along with the number 1, indicating that silver content is higher than 950. Consisting of a head in profile turned to the left along with the number 67.
At the time this piece was made, 67 was the number used for the French department of the Rhône, and certifies that the pieces were officially verified and produced in the department of the Rhône. It also bears in several places the makers mark of.
Master silversmith in the city of Lyon in the department of the Rhône. The makers mark consists of the initials C.Surrounding the image of an anchor. This piece is in very good condition with the exception of faint scratches and tiny dents, a slightly deeper scratch on the top of the lid, a dent on the edge of the lid, a slight misalignment in the cutwork elements on the base, and a tiny chip on the bottom of the crystal container which is not visible when the container is in place, all commensurate with normal use and very great age - this piece is between 180 and 200 years old! Please refer to the detailed photos on this page.
This exquisite and authentically antique French centerpiece will be a prestigious addition to your table setting or your collection. Height: 11 ½ inches (29 cm). Width with handles: 9 1/8 inches (23.20 cm).
Diameter without handles: 5 13/16 inches (14.80 cm). Dimensions of the base: 3 3/4. 3 3/4 inches 9.50. Weight: 1.80 pounds 817 gr.
Total weight with crystal: 2.95 pounds 1342 gr. These charges are the buyers responsibility. We try to describe all items as fully as possible, but it is impossible to describe every aspect of an object. We give the history of an object to the best of our abilities, but we may make mistakes.Please look at our photos. And see more beautiful examples of French silver.
The item "Antique French Sterling Silver Centerpiece, Bacchus, Swan, Children, 1819-1838" is in sale since Sunday, September 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Other Antique Sterling Silver". The seller is "jerrymartel" and is located in Paris.
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