Antique French Sterling Silver & Cobalt Glass Butter Dish, Beurrier, Goat Finial
Antique French Sterling Silver & Cobalt Glass Butter Dish, Beurrier, Goat Finial
Antique French Sterling Silver & Cobalt Glass Butter Dish, Beurrier, Goat Finial
Antique French Sterling Silver & Cobalt Glass Butter Dish, Beurrier, Goat Finial
Antique French Sterling Silver & Cobalt Glass Butter Dish, Beurrier, Goat Finial
Antique French Sterling Silver & Cobalt Glass Butter Dish, Beurrier, Goat Finial
Antique French Sterling Silver & Cobalt Glass Butter Dish, Beurrier, Goat Finial
Antique French Sterling Silver & Cobalt Glass Butter Dish, Beurrier, Goat Finial
Antique French Sterling Silver & Cobalt Glass Butter Dish, Beurrier, Goat Finial
Antique French Sterling Silver & Cobalt Glass Butter Dish, Beurrier, Goat Finial
Antique French Sterling Silver & Cobalt Glass Butter Dish, Beurrier, Goat Finial
Antique French Sterling Silver & Cobalt Glass Butter Dish, Beurrier, Goat Finial
Antique French Sterling Silver & Cobalt Glass Butter Dish, Beurrier, Goat Finial
Antique French Sterling Silver & Cobalt Glass Butter Dish, Beurrier, Goat Finial
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Antique French Sterling Silver & Cobalt Glass Butter Dish, Beurrier, Goat Finial

Antique Belle Epoque era French sterling silver & glass covered butter dish, butter tub, beurrier baquet. Comprising of a glass bowl, sterling lid cover and under plate or saucer tray. Featuring a cobalt blue cut to clear glass bowl taking the form of a milk urn, engraved with a Greek Key design. The lid is topped by a superbly casted finial, solid and 3-dimensional, in the form of a goat in the pasture. The sterling lid and underplate also engraved with a Greek Key motif. The silver is hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark. In use from 1838, the mark depicts the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of .950/1000 silver (95% silver and a higher grade of finesse than the standard .925 for sterling). Bearing a maker’s mark for Alphonse Debain, this mark was in use from 1911 to 1916, who commenced trade at 20 rue Rambuteau, Paris. The entire piece stands 4 1/4" total height. The under-plate measures 5 5/8" diameter. The glass dish measures 4 5/8" x 4 3/8" x 3" tall. Total silver weight is 177.3 grams. In overall good antique condition. No chips or cracks to the glass bowl, there are a few pin-sized nicks to the rim from use. Surface scratches to the silver commensurate with age and use. There is a slight indention to the rim of the underplate.