Early 19th Century French Paris Silver Oil and Vinegar Cruet Set
An antique sterling silver oil and vinegar cruet set, having a neoclassical style oval stand with hand-pierced and engraved flower and foliate decoration, with ring handle and a frame for two cut-glass cruet bottles probably later. Richly decorated with urn shaped vases, palmette, flower and acanthus leaf patterns.
It stands on four foliate and lion paw feet.
Hallmarked with Michelangelo head for the sterling silver title (950/000), the city mark related to the Guarantee Office of Paris from 1819-1838 and the unknown silver maker monogram HV
Good age related condition, weight: 1241 grams.
height: 31 cm
width: 23 cm
depth: 13 cm
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.
- V. Donaver-R. Dabbene, Argenti italiani dell'Ottocento, volume secondo, punzoni di argentieri, Milano, 1989, p. 233, n. 1595
- G. Sambonet, Gli argenti milanesi: maestri, botteghe e punzoni dal XIV al XIX secolo, Milano 1987, pp 303.