A Lovely Set of 4 Antique French Silver and Crystal Carafes or Decanters by Maître Orfèvre Emile Froment Meurice.
Decorated in the Louis XV Style this gorgeous set features 2 different sizes of decanters.
The crystal mounted silver set shows an openwork decoration of volutes, rocaille and foliage. Each side of the decanters showing a different décor.
The stoppers are a single piece of silver fashioned as a foliage scroll.
The crystal is as beautiful as the silver and quite heavy. All parts are intact.
The set is extremely rare and absolutely beautiful! Perfect for your best Liquors!
8.66 inches for the tallest pair
7.48 for the smallest pair.
The Hallmark is Minerva 1 (1st title – 950/1000 silver) – Paris 1838 -1919
The Makers Mark is for Emile Froment Meurice and features the initials of his last name surrounding an ear of wheat.
The son of François-Désiré Froment-Meurice, Emile succeeded his father in the family business a number of years after the latter’s early death in 1855, at which point the workshop had passed into the hands of his mother.
Emile would go on to register his own Mark, pictured in our photos by august 3rd 1866.
The workshop, however, continued from strength to strength – Emile employing some of the leading designers and modelers in Paris, including Henri Cameré (1830-1894) and Emile Carlier (1827-1879), and gaining a reputation for innovation while retaining the motifs of Renaissance revival employed by his father. The firm continued to win prizes at the international exhibitions of the second half of the century and at the Parisian Exposition Universelle of 1889 they were awarded the highest prize in the goldsmithing section.