Antique Belle Epoque era French sterling silver table centerpiece bowl with superb repousse and chasing. Featuring an ornate border laden with stylized foliage, rocailles and C-scrolls, decorated with sea shells and sprigs of wheat. Framing pierced latticework embellished with flowers. Resting on a four finely casted feet resembling horse hooves. Measures 15 1/8" length x 10 1/4" width x 3 1/4" height. Weighs 552.2g. In overall good antique condition with general wear commensurate with age and use. There is a gap in the silver located near some foliage, indicated by the red arrow at left of photo number 6. Thoroughly hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark, in use from 1838, which depicts the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her denoting a silver content of .950/1000 (95% silver and higher than the standard .925 for sterling silver). Bearing marker's mark for silversmith Claude Doutre Roussel, active from 1895 at 118 rue Vieille du Temple, Paris.