Exquisite antique Belle Epoque era French sterling silver and cut crystal claret jug, wine ewer, decanter. Richly decorated with stylized foliage and rocailles. The body is of thick quality crystal accented in wheel cut spiral fluting.Patterned with an elaborate motif to the collar, done in raised relief on a textured ground, comprising of scrolls and rocailles with florals and cattails framing an asymmetrical blank cartouche. The duck-bill shaped hinged lid with florals accents topped by a casted finial of stylized foliage. Elegant shaped handle is of alternating scrolling foliage embellished with rocailles. Resting on a pedestal base. Fully hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark used from 1838, which depicts the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of 950/1000 of 95% pure silver and a higher finesse than. Bearing maker's marks for silversmith Martial Gauthier, active from 1888 to 1902 at 39 rue Rambuteau, Paris. In overall good condition with general wear commensurate with age and use. There is a small indention on the top of the handle where the lid finial has made an impression from use over the years. No chips or cracks to the quality cut crystal body, there is one or two scratches to the exterior. Stands 10 1/4" height x 5 3/4" width. Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles.
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This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "micflsun" and is located in Canutillo, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.