A Charming Pair of Presentation plates in Saxe Style Porcelain and Vermeil Silver by Risler & Carré.
The round presentation plates are done in a wickerwork style, with scalloped edges.
The porcelain is beautifully hand painted with a variety of flowers, ladybugs and butterflies, while the scalloped border is delicately gilded.
The bases are done in Gilt Silver or Vermeil, with a frieze of oak and laurel leaves.
The work is truly exquisite and the lightness of the pieces lovely on a table to hold cookies or chocolates or fruits.
The two bowls are in superb shape.
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title – Hence 1838 to 1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maîtres Orfèvres’ RISLER et CARRÉ and shows an R and a C topped by a star with a square underneath.
The mark was registered on April 14th 1897, and was cancelled on October 19th 1912.
The address was listed as 16 Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, in Paris.
Today that same space is occupied by the Bottega Veneta High Fashion store.
The porcelain bears the Mark of Arnold Rup-Leprince, which started producing in 1890.