A Gorgeous Antique French Silver and Cut Crystal Carafe Pair by ‘Maîtres Orfèvres’ TETARD Frères.
They show an exquisite workmanship, elegant forms, harmonious proportions and beautiful decorations.
The theme is definitely Rocaille or Louis XVI, with the upper body covered with a beautifully worked silver piece, decorated with roses and ribbons as well as acanthus leaves.
The handles mirror an intricate scroll of acanthus leaves which widen at the bottom to hold the crystal bodies.
The spouts are duck bill shaped and share the same floral design already used, while the finials showcase an acanthus knob.
The lid itself is decorated with a delicate laurel garland.
The interior of the lid is gold washed.
The crystal bodies are worked in the Intaglio style with geometric designs as well as floral garlands and flowing ribbons.
The bottom is wheel cut into a star shape.
The Pair is adorned with a dainty Marquis Crown.
They are intact, no losses to the silver and no marks on the crystal –just Gorgeous! It is extremely rare to find such a pair is this shape.
They are ideal to serve either Mint Julep or to set water on your Christmas table!
But they can also hold Orange Juice or Lemonade.
The Hallmark is Minerva 1-1st title (950/1000) – 1838 -1919– Paris
The Makers Mark is for TETARD FRERES which was registered in 1903.
It shows a kettle with TF res underneath.
TETARD FRERES took over from Edmond Tétard.
They were located 4 rue Beranger at the limit of the Marais part of Paris.