OFFERED FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION is this fabulous Pair of Antique French Sterling Silver Wine Decanters in most opulent Rococo revival style decoration, finely crafted by skilful Parisian master silversmith Pierre Gavard, active 1886-1895. The Pair is not exactly identical; there are slight differences in size and design on the handles, top finials, and the edge of bottom parts of silver base. But the Pair is perfectly beautiful together. Beautiful Rococo style adornments applied to the lid, handles and base, including rocaille scallop border, scroll and floral. The work is just superb and done with a masterful attention to detail. The crystal body has elegant floral etching of swags and bouquets.
Hallmarked French Minerva No.1 Titre mark on each part of both decanters, to guarantee .950 purity sterling silver, used in Paris since 1838. This is one of the highest quality sterling silver in the world, purer than standard .925 sterling silver. Maker's mark of Pierre Gavard, active 1886-1895 at 49 rue Meslay in Paris, later succeeded by renown Parisian silversmith Henri Lapeyre.
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Measurements & Condition
Decanter #1: 10.6 inch (27 cm) tall x 5.5 inch (14 cm) wide including handle.
Decanter #2: 10.2 inch (26 cm) tall x 5.5 inch (14 cm) wide including handle.
Total Weight 53.21 Troy ounces (1655 grams)
Each decanter contains approx. 0.9 litre of liquid.
Excellent Estate Condition with minor sign of light use. Some light scratch marks according to its age. Please refer the detail photos I added.
(Item Reference No.00735)
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