Elegant antique French c. 1834-1847 Louis Philippe I era sterling silver 12" tall oil & vinegar cruet stand, aesthetic styling with cut glass decanters & wonderful condition! I just love these old French silver pieces and this one leaves very, very little to be desired. Post-1838 French Minerve or Minerva hallmarks on all separate pieces, the tiny number "1" within those marks designating .950 silver content (95% pure silver and higher than the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). The silversmith marks are for Etienne-Auguste Courtois, Paris circa 1834-1847. Two thick & heavy crystal claret style decanters with handles & facet wheel cut stoppers. An exceptional piece, don't miss it!
Very good condition. A small nip or two is possible to the decanters and/or stoppers but no large chips, no cracks or repairs there. A minor dimple or two possible but no large dents, damage or repairs to note. The piece stands steady but may have a slight bend at one or two corners, just above the ball feet. The silver alone weighs 17 troy ounces or 532 grams. See pictures for individual measurements.
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