DELIGHTED TO HAVE FOR sale this exceptionally gorgeous and rare Antique French Sterling Silver Sugar Bowl from Napoleon Bonaparte's French First Empire era. The design is true to the period; classic Napoleonic style with richly detailed figural ornamentation in dynamic composition. The Sugar Bowl is standing on round pedestal foot with baluster stem, has two side handles with swan figurine accent. The body's surface is clean and smooth, embellished with raised floral medallion and profile of ancient Greek or Roman warrior and goddess. One of the main attraction of this fabulous Sugar Bowl is lid - plain round shape with hand-etched floral pattern, finished with a large finial: figurine features a cherub ridding on a mythological fish or dolphin, holding a knife and ready to hunt his pry.
Hallmarked French Second Rooster No.1 Titre mark to guarantee .950 purity sterling silver, used in Paris between 1809-1819. This is one of the highest quality sterling silver in the world, purer than standard .925 sterling silver. Maker's mark of Richard-Emile AGU at address rue St-Honoré, terrain des Capucins, Île St-Louis. Registered 1805, specialised in large sterling silver pieces.
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Measurements & Condition
5.1 inch (13 cm) tall x 7.9 inch (20 cm) wide with side handles.
(bowl 12.5 cm / base 6.5 cm diameter)
Weight 18.87 oz (535 grams)
Excellent Estate Condition considering its age, with minor sign of light use. Please refer the detail photos I added.
(Item Reference No.00727)
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