Massive French Late 19th Century Silver Plated Vase, Napoleon Period, Christofle
The Silver Plated Vase
This magnificent French late 19th century (circa 1880) silver plated vase (wine cooler) by the Parisian silver-plating manufacturer Wheat Meurice. The body of the vase is entirely covered in an engraving of grapevine and grapes and vines. Engraved with the same family coat of arms of Chasseloup-Laubat, the French general of the First French Empire period, Count François de Chasseloup-Laubat (1754-1833). Hallmarked with the following marks: 1. maker’s mark in a lozange for Wheat-Meurice, Paris, 2. silver plate mark by Christofle, oval mark “CC” with four stars, 3. production year of silver plate in a lozange mark, illegible 4. the silver content number in lozange-shaped boxes, illedible. The important piece, due to its history, is a very good example of cast and engraving work. It is in excellent condition.
Date: Late 19th Century
Techinuqes: Silver Plated
Size: H 12.21 in. x Dm 12.6 in., H 31 cm x Dm 32 cm
Place of Origin: France
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