Elegant antique to vintage French sterling silver & wheel cut glass confectioner's sugar sifter or caster, possibly vanity talcum powder shaker bottle, faceted glass body with fluted & crossed ribbon classical pattern and in wonderful condition! I haven't been able to decipher the tiny silversmith mark so can't narrow down the date but we'd guess it's roughly late 1800s to early 1900s. The lid or cap does bear the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "1" within means it's in .950 silver (95% pure and higher than the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). A fine piece, the pattern simple and relatively common so it should be easy to fit into an existing fine table service. Of course, a great stand alone piece, filled with powdered sugar and set next to a tray of strawberries or fresh cut fruit. Spoil your guests.
Very good to excellent condition. I believe there is a tiny nip or two on the rim of the glass body but that's hidden by the lid. No other damage or flaws to note. See pictures for measurements.
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