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ANTIQUE 19thC FRENCH SOLID SILVER SOUP TUREEN, JEAN-CHARLES CAHIER, PARIS c.1820

Posted by Pushkin Antiques Ltd

13 May, 2020

ANTIQUE 19thC FRENCH SOLID SILVER SOUP TUREEN, JEAN-CHARLES CAHIER, PARIS c.1820

US$20,467.80

DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century French Magnificent solid silver soup tureen, cover & linner, impressively large and exceptionally heavy, standing on oval spreading foot. the plain body applied to both sides with realistically modelled Minerva heads and conjoined twisted snake handles, the top of the lid is surmounted with a palmette clad finial, the rims decorated with beaded bands. The quality of the tureen is on par with the best silversmiths at the time. Jean-Charles Cahier became master silversmith in 1801 and in 1821, he bought Martin-Guillaume Biennais (1764-1843) silver workshop, to cement his reputation as one of the finest French silversmiths.

Cahier had created the whole silver-gilt dinner service for Charles X coronation held in the Reims Cathedral on 29 May 1825. Aswell as being commissioned by the French Royalty and Nobility, he is known to have made the dinner service for The Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich of Russia (1798-1849).

Each part is Hallmarked French Silver (950 Standard), Paris, Guarantee mark (used 1819-1838), Maker Jean-Charles Cahier. The side of the liner bears an important family coat of arms, a crowned shield with a cross, flanked by two lions.

CONDITION

In Great Condition - No Damage.

SIZE

Height: 35cm
Width: 47 x 24cm
Weight: 5940g

REFERENCE NUMBER: A4788

Condition

PRE-OWNED

Ship From

United Kingdom

Location

France

Designer / Brand

Jean-Charles Cahier

Period

c. 1820

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