OFFERED FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION is this fabulous Antique French Sterling Silver Wine Decanter with magnificent array of elaborate decoration. This upper part including handle and lid is wholly made of the finest quality French sterling silver .950 purity. The pattern is intricate Rococo style, C and S shaped scrolling and rocaille scallop borders accentuated with grape vine and fruits. One of the main attraction of this gorgeous decanter is a large masque of Bacchus on lower part of the spout - also known as Dionysus, Bacchus was the Roman god of agriculture, wine and fertility.
What's extraordinary here is that also the crystal has matching hand-etched decoration of Bacchus masques. It is extremely hard to execute such a work, and it is done with masterful attention to every details. You will appreciate the workmanship that went into this beautiful piece. The interior part of silver has vermeil finish (gold-washed over sterling silver.) Hand-engraved monogram on where it covers spout, probably MJ, with intricate interlaced letters.
Hallmarked French Minerva No.1 Titre mark to guarantee .950 purity sterling silver. This is one of the highest quality sterling silver in the world, purer than standard .925 sterling silver. Maker's mark of Boin-Taburet, was established in 1873 by antique dealer George Boin and jeweller Emile Taburet. The firm was renowned for the revival of Louis XV style silver work in Paris, and awarded a gold medal at the Paris 1889 Exposition Universelle. As well as producing exceptional silver and metal work. The company retailed small items of furniture and decorative objects of very highest order, made by the leading ébéniste of the day, as well. Serial number 3034 and letter B is also presented.
Measurements & Condition
7.5 inch (19 cm) wide spout to handle x 5.9 inch (15 cm) diameter at bottom x 10.2 inch (26 cm) tall.
Weight 1,632 grams (57.57 oz).
Contains approx. 1 litre (33.8 fluid ounces) of liquid.
Excellent Estate Condition with minor sign of light use. Some light scratch marks commensurate with age. The lid opens and closes perfectly. Please refer the detail photos I added.
(Item Reference No.00717)
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