A lovely and elegant Pair of 18th Century French Silver And Cristal Salt Cellars by Etienne Modenx.
This lovely pair, has an oval frame in silver decorated to mirror a colonnade with geometric silver designs.
The bodies of the cellars rests on four pillar shaped small feet.
The interior is cobalt blue crystal, and in perfect shape!
As usual the particularity of this piece apart from its lovely aspect is the fact that it pre dates the French Revolution by 1 years.
Hence the fact that it avoided destruction during that period is always a wonder…
Photo # 5: You have the Crowned P Poinçons de Jurande or Lettre Date 1786 Mark used under Fermier Général Henri Clavel.
Phot # 6: You have the double L used under the same Henri Clavel as a Charge Mark starting August 31st 1782.
Photo # 7: You have the Parrot face used as a Discharge Mark starting March 7th 1786 under the same Henri Clavel.
Photo # 8: You have the Makers Mark for Etienne Modenx showing his initials topped by a crowned Fleur de Lys with a Saint Esprit below.
Etienne Modenx Registered his Mark on August 2nd 1777.
He is listed first Cour Lamoignon then rue St Jacques de la Boucherie, then until 1791 rue de la Licorne.