A Beautiful French Antique Silver Coffee Pot by ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Martial FRAY, in the typical ‘Restauration’ style.
The style takes on a generous style with ample and curvy forms and lots of flowers and foliage details.
The pot stand on 3 carved feet, all exquisitely worked with floral and foliage in great details. The spout takes on a duck bill aspect that is both full and very detailed with again foliage decorating its full length and even the top part.
The Finial, or ‘Frétel’, is in the form of a lozenge, resting on a crown of acanthus leaves, while the edges of the lid as carved with an acanthus border. The handle is in carved and blackened mahogany.
Width is taken at the height of the handle and the end of the spout. The handle is not removable hence the weight given includes the handle.
The piece is in very good condition showing only a couple of very tiny dents on the body.
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title – Hence 1838 to 1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for Martial FRAY which was in sculpted in 1849. It shows the last name in a lozenge with a Star. The mark was canceled in 1861. He was located 22 Rue de Pastourelle in the Marais Part of Paris.