Antique Italian Silver Oil and Vinegar Cruet Set
An Antique Silver oil and vinegar cruet set, having a Neoclassical style oval stand with hand-pierced and engraved decoration, with ring handle and a frame for two cut crystal cruet bottles with original stoppers . The bottle tops when the bottles are in use can sit into the snake-shaped holders on the side of the central silver stem. It stands on four foliate feet. Hallmarked Brescia, 1812/1872. F.C. silver maker monogram.
Good condition, 479 grams.
height: 31.5 cm
width: 22.5 cm
depth: 12.5 cm
Pair of silver Neoclassic Candlesticks, Hallmarked Milan, 1820 by Liverti Francesco, a circular foot engraved with leafy and geometric edges. Neoclassical motif on edge of base of each candlestick is repeated on bottom of the fluted tapered column of each, under each candle cup. The base of each column is finely decorated with flowers and grape branches.
Small wear near the candle cup and base, consistent with use and age, early 19th century dating.
The two antique candle holders come from the furnishings of a Lombard villa on Como lake, where they were mounted as lamps, as shown the small hole on the edge of the base of each item.
On the bases they are hallmarked with the plow related to the silver title (800/000), the globe with the seven trionos related to the Guarantee Office of Milan from 1812 to 1872 and the silvermaker initials, F.L. relative to Francesco Liverti active in Milan until 1820.
The candlesticks weigh 276 grams and 291 grams, respectively. Measures: 10,5 inches high x over 4,5 inches diameter across base of each.