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THIS IS A CLASSICALLY BEAUTIFUL and absolutely gorgeous 18th Century Antique French Sterling Silver & Blue Crystal Open Salt Cellars, consists of deep cobalt blue inners and pair of sterling serving spoons. This fabulous Pair of Open Salt Cellars bears hallmark of Parisian master silversmith François Corbie, circa 1781, Paris.


The design reflects the style of the period - still during the reign of King Louis XVI, before the Revolution, showcasing the rich details and ingenious craftsmanship of the period. It features rose and floral swag with pearl borders, centralised oval cartouche and four casted feet, embellished with acanthus and lion's clad feed. The blue crystal inners are movable, thick and heavy. It comes with sterling silver serving spoons.

Hallmarked Paris Poinçon de la maison commune of 1781 to guarantees solid sterling silver. Discharge marks of 1781-1789 of Paris. Maker's mark of François Corbie. The serving spoons have also sterling silver marks, though slightly faded and difficult to read, most probably Michal-Ange mark and Paris's guarantee mark, used between 1819-1838.


Measurements & Condition

2.8 in (7.2 cm) wide x 2.1 in (5.4 cm) wide x 1.6 inch (4.2 cm) tall.
Weight of Blue crystal inner 7.2 oz (205 grams)
Weight of sterling silver 2.4 troy ounces (75 grams)

Very Good Estate Condition with minor sign of light use. Some age-related scratch marks and dimple-like micro dents. Considering its age, this Pair is in surprisingly good condition with no major damages. One of the crystal inners wear some tiny chips on the edge, please refer the detail photos we added before placing your order.


(Item Reference No.00820)


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1781 Pair of Antique French Sterling Silver Blue Crystal Open Salt Cellar

SKU: 00820-D210
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