A Gorgeous and Rare Antique French Silver and Cut Crystal Cookie Jar by Maître Orfèvre TETARD Freres.
While often found in a smaller model, the sheer size of this lovely Jar makes it exceptional!
It is distinguished by its fine workmanship, elegant form, harmonious proportions and its beautiful decoration.
The ornate lower part of the crystal vessel is completely covered by a beautiful Silver acanthus leaves scrolls décor.
The crystal itself is beautifully worked with ‘intaglio’ floral scrolls and gerberas’
The upper part is lined with silver and equipped with an elegant handle.
The Lid is done in a combed wave design and shows a floral scroll knob.
It is intact, no losses to the silver and no marks on the crystal –just beautiful!
The Hallmark is Minerva 1-1st title (950/1000) – 1838 -1919– Paris
The Makers Mark is for Tétard Frères.
It shows a T followed by a Fres, and topped by a kettle. Tétard Frères followed Edmond TETARD.
They registered their mark in 1903, and had their workshop at 3 rue Beranger in Paris.