A gorgeous Louis XVI style Antique French Silver ‘Jardinière’ by ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Ernest ESCHWEGE.
The ‘Jardinière’ or Flower centre table, if you would, was used in a variety of ways in order to embellish the table, by either setting flowers or fruits or other items that could enhance the set up.
I use mine during dinners with either roses or wilder plants and the effect is lovely!
You can judge by the presentation photos!
But you can use it in many other ways: to present fruits of course or sweets, to present caviar, or simply to decorate with a free standing candle in the middle of the table – The candles will bring out the cobalt blue of the crystal to an amazing effect!
This piece shows a lovely cut out work on the gallery which holds the cobalt blue crystal insert. A charming rose garland weaves around the pillar style gallery gracing it with its repetition.
The work is exquisite and extremely refined, just gorgeous really!
The Medallion is still empty waiting for your initials…..
The cobalt blue insert is in perfect condition no chips or losses. The silver gallery is in perfect condition without any losses or dents to it! A beautiful piece!
The Hallmark is ‘Minerve’ 1 -2nd title (800/1000) – 1838 -1919– Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Ernest ESCHWEGE and shows two E’s separated by a diamond shape.
The mark was registered in the 1890, and was cancelled in 1921.
Eschwege’s address was listed at 42 Rue Meslay, in Paris.