Delicate French Silver and Crystal Pie Plates by ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Ernest ESCHWEGE.
The body of the plates are made of heavy wheel cut crystal, worked in gorgeous diamond shapes and circled on the upper rim by a beautiful gilt silver band, decorated with a floral scroll.
The Crystal work is beautifully preserved with the center of the plates showing a perfect star’s shape.
They can be used in different ways, to present fruit pies, fresh fruits or even cookies or cakes.
They are both are in excellent condition! No chips or damages to the crystal or the silver.
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title (950/1000) – Hence 1838 to 1919 – Paris
The Maker’s Mark is for Maître Orfèvre Ernest ESCHWEGE.
His Mark shows his initials separated by a diamond.
His mark was registered in the early 1900s and cancelled in 1921.
His workshop was located 42 rue Meslay in Paris