Elegant Antique French Silver Empire Style Sauce Boat by ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Henri LAPEYRE.
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 Swan’s head with a spray of Acanthus leaves and rosettes decorating its lithe neck.
The piece is perfect in its balance and grace evidencing Henri Lapeyre’s talent.
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 Henri LAPEYRE who registered his mark on November 19th 1895.
It shows an H and an L, separated by a spoon between two crescents.
His workshop was located 49 Rue Meslay in Paris