Beautiful Empire French Silver Sugar Casket By A Mignerot

A Beautiful Empire French Silver Sugar Casket by ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Ambroise MIGNEROT.

This lovely piece showcases a gorgeous cut out décor of two griffins flanking a central medallion bearing a PR Monogram.
The upper register shows a wave design, as well as a delicate palmetto fringe.
The sugar casket rest on four silver ‘acorns’ feet.
The upper and lower register is beautifully lined with a geometric fringe
The lid is decorated with a fine gadroon, while the finial is in the shape of a Parrot, resting on a crown of acanthus leaves.

The insert is cobalt crystal and is in mint condition. The silver details are in perfect condition.
A truly beautiful piece, elegant refined – perfectly Empire!

The Hallmark is ‘1er Coq’ -1st title (950/1000) – 1798 -1809- Paris
A wonderful detail for the collectors: The piece is marked with what is known as a ‘Head of Greek Women’ with the letter P on the left hand side…
This is a hallmark that was introduced during the Revolution between 1793 and 1794 in Paris.

The Makers Mark is that of Ambroise MIGNEROT.
Ambroise MIGNEROT’s Makers Mark shows an A and an M with a ‘nacelle’ topping the letters and a dot underneath them. His mark was created in 1800 and cancelled (biffe) in 1818. His workshop was first located 2 rue Jean Robert, then 62 Rue du Temple. Ambroise MIGNEROT took under his wing a young Denis GARREAU that would later inherit his workshop.