An absolutely Adorable Antique French Silver Jardinière in the Rocaille or Louis XV Style.
Simply done with an oval body decorated with painted waves and seashells as well as well as floral scrolls this tiny Flower center table is perfect for a Romantique Dinner.
The work is beautifully done on a small scale and the Jardinière has an interior body in silver plate.
The Main body is decorated in a center medallion by a EM Monogram.
The ‘Jardinière’ or Flower centre table, if you would, was used in a variety of ways in order to embellish the table, by either setting flowers or fruits or other items that could enhance the set up.
But you can also use it in many other ways: to present sweets, cookies or simply to decorate with a free-standing candle in the middle of the table.
The silver gallery is in perfect condition without any losses or dents to it! A perfect way to ‘sign’ your dinner table!
The Hallmark is ‘Minerve’ 1st Title (950/1000) – 1838 -1919– Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Henri SOUFFLOT and shows an H and an S topped by a rising sun with a star stamped below the letters.
His Mark was registered in April 1884 and cancelled in 1910.
He held shop at 84 Rue de Turbigo in Paris.