Charming set of 4 Antique French Gilt Silver Salt Cellars by ‘Maîtres Orfèvres’ Maillard Frères & Vazou.
These lovely French Silver open salt caddies or cellars are decorated in the Art Nouveau Style, with a ‘Vermeil’ (24 carat gold, over solid silver) floral garland circling a clear crystal interior.
What is quite unique in these particular pieces is the type of leaves used! Here we have the representation of Maple tree leaves, which was not commonly used.
Each salt cellar stands on 4 vermeil beads.
The Crystal interiors are decorated with a star at the bottom.
Four dainty spoons complete the set, decorated with a flower chute and featuring a shell shaped bowl.
The Set is adorable and is excellent condition with no loss to the Vermeil or the Crystal.
The original presentation box is also in excellent condition.
The Hallmark is Minerve -1st title (950/1000)- 1838 -1919 -Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maîtres Orfèvres’ Maillard Frères & Jules Vazou and shows an M and a V separated by a Mallet.
The Mark was registered on September 11th 1897 and cancelled on August 6th 1903.
They held shop at 113 Rue de Turenne in Paris.
Their work is today exposed in the Musée D’Orsay in Paris.