Elegant Antique French Silver Empire Style Sauce Boat by ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Léopold BESSEREAU
The Beautiful piece has its matching removable oval under tray slightly dipped in the middle, and accented by the same laurel leaf motifs that grace the sides of the main dish.
The Dish itself rests on a raised oval pedestal also lined by laurel leaves.
The Elegant Handle is worked in a beautiful solid Silver Eagle’s head with a spray of Acanthus leaves fanning from its lithe neck.
The piece is perfect in its balance and style.
It sits beautifully on a table, perfect to serve your favourite sauces!
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title (950/1000) – Hence 1838 to 1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for Léopold BESSEREAU who registered his mark on July 22nd 1908.
It shows an L and a B, separated by a crib.
His workshop was located 21 rue des Fontaines in Paris