A Gorgeous Antique French Silver and Cobalt Crystal Sugar Casket by ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Edmond Tétard.
The silver framework, which holds the cobalt blue crystal, is delicately cut away to reveal the darker color enhancing the whole effect and outlining the lovely carvings.
The Décor and shape is typical of the earlier Louis XVI style.
On the four sides of the casket we have the same floral décor of oak leaves, grapes and pomegranates topped by an acanthus leaf, which surrounds a center medallion waiting for its owner’s initials!
The details on the leaves and fruits are beautiful and the photos you will see barely make it justice!
The four registers are separated by acanthus leaves decorated pillars, while the upper register of the bowl shows a delicate tulips garland or chute.
The piece rests on four little feet’s carved out of the same acanthus design.
The lid is decorated with geometric gadroons and topped by a beautifully detailed Wild Strawberry leaves and fruits.
The handles are decorated with acanthus leaves.
The size of the bowl makes it ideal to either be used as a sugar bowl or serve as a condiment bowl, or even to showcase flowers.
The cobalt crystal interior is original to the piece and in perfect condition.
This lovely piece though quite delicate is in superb condition.
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title (950/1000)- 1838 to 1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Edmond TETARD.
The Mark shows an E and a D followed a dot and the letter T.
It is topped by a kettle.
Edmond TETARD took over from Emile HUGO in 1880.
TETARD’s mark was registered on August 9th 1880, and he kept the symbol of the kettle (Named a Huguenot in French) from his predecessor.
Edmond TETARD received a gold Medal during the Paris World Trade Fair in 1889
His own mark was cancelled in 1903 and his workshop taken over by his descendants under the name TETARD Frères.
His workshop was located 4 rue Beranger in Paris.