Elegant Antique French Silver and Crystal Liquor Decanter or ‘Carafe’ and 6 Silver Goblets by ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Auguste FLINOIS.
The Crystal Decanter is baluster shaped and has wheel cut ridges on its lower part.
The upper part of the decanter is lined with solid silver showcasing an elegant reed and ribbons garland circling its lower edge.
The same reed and ribbons garland can be found on the topper, which still has its original crystal insert.
The bottom of the carafe is wheel cut into a star shape.
The six silver goblets show the same reed and ribbons garland around the upper part, while their interior is in Vermeil or lined with 18 carat gold.
The work is very elegant and the pieces are in excellent condition with no chips on the crystal or marks on the silver.
They come in their original silk lined presentation box which is in superb condition.
The width given above is taken at the larger part of the crystal.
The goblets are 4 inches high.
The Silver weight given is that of the goblets since both the silver part of the Carafe and the Topper are not removable from the crystal part, hence we cannot give their weight.
The Hallmark is Minerve -1st title – 1838 -1911 -Paris
The Makers Mark is for Maitre Orfèvre Auguste FLINOIS and shows an A and an F separated by a bicycle!
The mark was registered on May 7th 1898, in Paris, and was cancelled on February 6th 1924.
He held shop at 11 Rue du Perche in Paris.