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Reference: ZF0344

Cruet set. Silver and glass. René-Pierre Ferrier, Paris, 1775.
With contrast marks.
Set of cruets with salvilla made of silver in its color and transparent glass composed of two jugs with handles, elongated neck and spout, and a circular base body, with a faceted exterior, an oval tray with two supports for the jugs and another two for the caps (decorated with leaves and fruits). The tray has four volute-shaped legs, a decoration that is repeated at the ends of it, and two architectural forms on the longer sides, just where the spice rack stands are located. The jug stands have an openwork decoration based on architectural motifs framing baskets with grapes and grape leaves and flowers.
The contrasting marks on the silver pieces place it as a work by René-Pierre Ferrier (his awl appears), made in Paris between 1775 and 1776 (crowned M; trademark of “Maison Commune”) and with the corresponding taxes paid (The crowned A - this one in particular was used in Paris between 1775 and 1781 - and the bull's head - same as the previous one -). René-Pierre Ferrier was a French silversmith whose brand is appreciated used in works since 1775, the year in which he achieved the status of master.
The shape of the tray is reminiscent of other works by the same silversmith dated at the end of the century and with a more pronounced “naveta or nave shape”. The decorative elements respond to Neoclassicism, a very popular style in France at the time. It is possible to find pieces similar to this one in some private collections and in institutions such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris (Petit Palais), dated between 1783 and 1784 (inventory PPO2012), or in the Louvre Museum in Paris . Weight: 558 gr. silver / 1245 gr. c / bottle."

· Size: 27x16x23 cms.

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