Elegant Antique French Silver Wine Coasters by ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Richard Emile AGU.
This lovely Pair of Wine Coasters are extremely elegant with their pure design and simple lines.
They both feature a solid silver base.
The raised sides are hand pierced with a lovely geometric design, while the rim is simply lined.
They are very heavy and beautifully balanced.
A perfect way to protect your tables while displaying a fine wine!
The Hallmark is 1er Coq (1st Rooster)-1st title (950/1000) for Paris 1798 – 1809
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Richard-Emile AGU and features his initials topped by a horse’s head with 2 thumbwheels above and below, and three dots (reserve) around the A.
His mark was registered in 1805 and cancelled in 1813..
His workshop was located Rue Saint Honoré in Paris then later on, on the Ile St Louis.