Delicate Antique French Silver and Crystal Fruit Presentations Bowls or ‘Compotiers’ by ‘Maitres Orfèvres’ Duparc Lenfant & Cie.
The body of the ‘Compotiers’ are made of heavy wheel cut crystal, circled on the upper rim by a beautiful silver band, decorated with a ribbon tied laurel leaf wreath.
The bowls rests on a ‘Piédouche’ or pedestal in French silver showing a silver pearl line.
The crystal is worked in the Intaglio style with laurel garlands etched in its depth and a star carved in the center.
They can be used in a myriad way, from Fruit presentation to Cupcakes or Cake presentation.
They can even be used for a flower presentation.
They are both 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 Duparc Lenfant & Cie
His Mark shows a D and an L separated by a dice
His mark was registered in 1899
Their workshop was located 47 rue des Petits Champs in Paris.