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Reference: ZF0344

Cruet set. Silver and glass. René-Pierre Ferrier, Paris, 1775. With contrast markings. Set of cruet with salvilla made of silver in its color and transparent glass composed of two jugs with handle, 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 plugs (decorated with leaves and fruits). The tray has four scroll-shaped legs, decoration that is repeated at the ends of it, and two architectural shapes on the longer sides, right where the spice rack supports are located. The jug supports have an openwork decoration based on architectural motifs framing baskets with grapes and vine leaves and flowers. The hallmarks present on the silver pieces place it as a work by René-Pierre Ferrier (his punch appears), made in Paris between 1775 and 1776 (crowned M; “Maison Commune” mark) and with the corresponding taxes paid (the crowned A - this specific one was used in Paris between 1775 and 1781 - and the bull's head - the same as the previous one -). René-Pierre Ferrier was a French silversmith whose brand can be seen used in work since 1775, the year in which he achieved master status. 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 ship shape.” The decorative elements respond to Neoclassicism, a very popular style in France at the time. It is possible to find pieces similar to the present 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. w/bottle.

· Size: 27x16x23 cms.

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