10196 Antique French Silver Tureens
An excellent pair of heavy quality antique silver tureens of shaped rectangular form on a spreading foot. Beautifully decorated with cast ornamental side handles and lid finial; all over applied with shells, scrolls and foliate mounts. Bright gilt finish inside and out. A very attractive feature is the flowerhead wing nut inside the tureen lid. Total weight 2958 grams, 95.1 troy ounces. Spread across handles 30cm. Height 14.5cm (to top of finial). Made in Paris, France. Circa 1900. Maker Emile Puiforcat. High silver grade 950/000. 19th century.
10270 Louis XVI Antique French Gold Box
A superb French vari colour gold snuff box (or bonbonniere) of circular form with detachable pull off cover. Large size and heavy gauge. The cover, sides and base have concentric panels, stamped at intervals with pellets, within bands of line engraving and rope twist. The execution is excellent especially the detailed matted background. Weight 127 grams, 4 troy ounces. Diameter 7.2cm. Height 2.2cm. Paris 1784/85. Maker Nicolas-Jean-Baptiste Choconain-Delaunay. Vari colour gold. 18 carat (75% purity). 18th century.
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