Antique French Sterling Silver & Vermeil Centerpiece, Neptune and Amphitrite, Swan. Extraordinary antique French sterling silver and vermeil candy dish, or. The period known as the.This piece is in a classical urn or vase shape and has a lid and a circular platter or. Style of the First Empire which was heavily influenced by Greek mythology and design. The edges of each part of the piece feature a border with the. A row of beading encircles the middle part of the dish and the foot has a laurel wreath border.
The swan on the lid sits on a cutwork. Medallion composed of stylized flowers and palm branches. The handles are in the form of horse heads. Encircling the dish are medallions featuring heads of Neptune, Neptune carrying his trident and riding a dolphin, and Amphitrite riding seahorses, interspersed with palm branch motifs. The French hallmarks used for articles made between 1809 and 1819 appear in several places on the piece.
Consisting of a rooster with the number 1, indicating that silver content is higher than 950. Consisting of the head of a greyhound in profile turned to the right along with the number 67. At the time this piece was made, 67 was the number used for the French department of the Rhône (Lyon). Master silversmith in Paris between 1809 and 1819.
The makers mark consists of the initials P. This piece is in very good condition with the exception of faint scratches and a small dent on the. All commensurate with normal use and very great age - this piece is more than 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: 6 inches (15 cm). Diameter with handles: 6 7/8 inches (17.50 cm). Diameter without handles: 5 3/8 inches (13.80 cm).
7 3/8 inches (18.80 cm). Weight: 1.44 pounds 652 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 & Vermeil Centerpiece, Huguet, Paris, 1818-1819" is in sale since Tuesday, March 3, 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. This item can be shipped worldwide.