A Beautiful Set of 4 French Silver and Crystal Decanters or ‘Carafes’, by Maitre Orfèvre Aristide LECLERC.
As they stand smaller then wine carafes they would have been used as white aperitif or alcohol decanters, such as ‘Prune’ or ‘Questche’ cordials.
The Crystal has been wheel cut on the sides of the Carafes into lovely diamond patterns.
The bottom of the carafes are wheel cut into a star shape.
The Silver tops are decorated with the same ribbon tied reed pattern.
The neck of the decanters are circled with silver showing the same tied reeds pattern.
The work is absolutely lovely and the pieces are in brilliant condition with no chips.
They come in their original presentation box which is in fair condition.
The Hallmark is Minerve -1st title (950/1000) – 1838 -1919-Paris
The Makers Mark is for Maitre Orfèvre Aristide LECLERC and shows an AL and an L separated by a crescent topped by a star.
The mark was registered in 1900 and canceled in 1928.
His workshop was located 10 Rue Saint Anastase in Paris