Elegant Antique French Silver Empire Style Sauce Boat by ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Guillaume RICHARD.
The Beautiful piece has its matching separate almond shaped tray slightly dipped in the middle, and accented by a simple double line on the sides
The tray rests on four lion paws shaped feet.
The Sauce boat itself stand on an almond shaped pedestal decorated with the same double line.
The Elegant Handle is worked in a beautiful solid Silver Antique Head of a woman, with gorgeously detailed hair.
The figurehead rises out of an Acanthus leaves lined main body.
The piece is perfect in its balance and style.
It sits beautifully on a table, perfect to serve your favorite sauces.
Truly a beauty!
The Hallmark is Poinçon au 2ieme Coq (or Second Rooster Hallmark) for Paris 1st title, 1809-1819.
The Makers Mark is for Guillaume RICHARD it shows his initials separated by two ears of corn.
His mark was registered on July 22nd 1809.
His workshop was located 8 rue des Vieilles Haudriettes in Paris