A Beautiful set of four Antique French Silver Salt Cellars by ‘Maîtres Orfèvres’ LAPPARRA & GABRIEL and their matching spoons.
These lovely French Silver open salt caddies or cellars are decorated in the Louis XVI Style, a style later picked up under the Restoration period.
The Silver is cut out to reveal cobalt crystal interiors, giving the cellars a lovely touch.
The Cellars are decorated with four registers, in two different designs.
One shows a Cornucopia leaning on Music instrument, and surrounded by an oak leaf wreath.
The second showcases a Flaming Torch and a Quiver surrounded by a lovely rose’s wreath.
The upper and lower registers are carved with geometric designs.
Four dainty spoons complete the set and are original to it. The spoon bowls are shell shaped and they show a rose garland running around the tiny handles.
The salt cellars and spoons are in excellent conditions, and come in their original presentation box which features the name of the shop that sold them in Paris.
The cobalt crystal insert are intact!
The box is in good condition.
The Hallmark is Minerve -1st title (950/1000) – 1838 -1919 -Paris
The Makers Mark is for LAPPARRA & GABRIEL
Antoine LAPPARRA registered his mark on April 19th 1895. He entered into a partnership a couple of years later with GABRIEL and hence changed his mark to reflect the change.
The Mark shows an L and a G separated by a ‘rat’ facing left.
Their workshop was located 157 Rue Du Temple in the Marais Area of Paris.