Antique French Sterling Silver Centerpiece Tazza Gilt Vermeil Serving Dish Footed Tray
Antique French Sterling Silver Centerpiece Tazza Gilt Vermeil Serving Dish Footed Tray
Antique French Sterling Silver Centerpiece Tazza Gilt Vermeil Serving Dish Footed Tray
Antique French Sterling Silver Centerpiece Tazza Gilt Vermeil Serving Dish Footed Tray
Antique French Sterling Silver Centerpiece Tazza Gilt Vermeil Serving Dish Footed Tray
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Antique French Sterling Silver Centerpiece Tazza Gilt Vermeil Serving Dish Footed Tray

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Lovely antique Belle Epoque era French sterling silver compote tazza or footed centerpiece. Masterfully crafted from the highest quality French sterling silver made for the firm of Fouquet-Lapar. Decorated with embossed scalloped sea shells and stylized acanthus with a charming fish scale pattern to the corners framing openwork vignettes of pierced / reticulated lattice. The center well monogrammed with engraved interlaced initials RC or CR in elegant script. Resting on four casted feet topped by a palmette or shell detail. Finished in gold vermeil. Hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark used from 1838, which depicts the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of 950/1000 (95% silver and a higher finesse than .925 sterling). Bearing makers marks for silversmiths Limousin & Souche, active from 1905-1925 at 76 rue des Archives in Paris. Marked for Fouquet-Lapar. Georges Fouquet-Lapar, active from 1897-1925, his workshop was located 25 Rue de Choiseul in Paris. Georges Fouquet-Lapar served his apprenticeship under his father-in-law, Léon Lapar and registered his own mark in 1897. Measures 10 1/4" square x 1 3/8" height. Weighs 581.9 grams. In good condition with general wear commensurate with use.