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Antique French Sterling Silver Footed Compote Repousse Cherubs & Pierced Lattice, Centerpiece Tray
Antique French Sterling Silver Footed Compote Repousse Cherubs & Pierced Lattice, Centerpiece Tray
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Antique French Sterling Silver Footed Compote Repousse Cherubs & Pierced Lattice, Centerpiece Tray
Antique French Sterling Silver Footed Compote Repousse Cherubs & Pierced Lattice, Centerpiece Tray
Antique French Sterling Silver Footed Compote Repousse Cherubs & Pierced Lattice, Centerpiece Tray
Antique French Sterling Silver Footed Compote Repousse Cherubs & Pierced Lattice, Centerpiece Tray

Antique French Sterling Silver Footed Compote Repousse Cherubs & Pierced Lattice, Centerpiece Tray

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Magnificent antique Belle Epoque era French sterling silver footed centerpiece or tazza, tray. Masterfully crafted from the highest quality French sterling silver by the firm of prominent Parisian silversmith Edmond Tétard. This footed serving dish or tray boasts an opulent Louis XVI/Rococo motif done in superb quality repousse and chasing, enhanced with exquisite piecework. Featuring an ornate border laden with scrolling foliage, rocailles and C-scrolls. Framing openwork vignettes of pierced / reticulated lattice and finely detailed ornamental ‘trophies’. Depicting clusters of various objects suspended from ribbon tassels allegorizing music, spring and harvest, including musical instruments and garden tools. To the center well is a stunning portrayal of cherubs in a garden setting, surrounded by lush foliage and rocailles. This stunning tazza sits on a pedestal base resting on three casted feet heavily decorated in scrollwork, oak leaves and acorns. Hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark used from 1838 to 1919, which depicts the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of 950/1000 (of 95% pure silver and a higher finesse than .925 sterling). Bearing makers marks for Tétard frères, active from 1903 at 4 rue Béranger in Paris. Measures 9 1/4" diameter x 2 5/8" height. Weighs 394 grams. In overall good antique condition with general wear commensurate with age and use, some surface scratches to the center well.