A Gorgeous Antique French Silver and Crystal Sugar Casket by ‘Maîtres Orfèvres’ Augustin Pierre Adolphe VEYRAT & Fils.
The white crystal bowl is beautifully worked in the Intaglio Style, showing floral scrolls and leaf garlands, as well as little rosettes on the lower part.
The crystal bowl rests on a solid silver pedestal decorated by a tiny beaded gadroon line and ending on four silver feets that each show an acorn and floral scrolls.
The two silver handles rise gracefully on each side, arcing into floral scrolls and ending in a silver rosette.
The lid is particularly lovely, showcasing a gorgeous ‘guilloché’ work enclosed in a silver beaded gadroon circle, while the finial is in the shape of a beautifully rendered periwinkle resting on a crown of slightly raised leaves and flowers.
It is marked with a Monogram showing the letters C & M.
The piece is in an excellent condition with only a very minor mark on the lid.
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title (950/1000)- 1838 to 1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maîtres Orfèvres’ Augustin Pierre Adolphe VEYRAT & Fils and shows his last name spelled out with a star above and below.
Augustin Pierre Adolphe had taken over from his father Jean Francois in 1840 and registered the mark under his name on February 10th 1840.
He was later succeeded by VEYRAT Fils in 1849. The VEYRAT dynasty went on to win many medals between the years 1834 and 1879, during the different expositions that took place in Paris and abroad.
Augustin Pierre Adolphe VEYRAT was located at 20 Rue De Malte in Paris.