Refined French Antique Silver and Crystal Fruit Bowls or ‘Compotiers’ By MOUSSANI-STORM.
The body of the ‘Compotiers’ are made of heavy wheel cut in diamond shapes crystal, circled on the upper rim by a beautiful gilded silver band, decorated with ‘Raie de Coeur’ or a laurel leaf wreath.
The bowl rests on a ‘Piédouche’ or pedestal in Gilded (18 carat gold) French silver.
They can be used in a myriad way, from Fruit presentation to Compote bowls, to even flowers or cakes for that matter!
They are both are in excellent condition! No chips or damages to the crystal or the silver.
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title (950/1000) – Hence 1838 to 1919 – Paris
The Maker’s Mark is for Maitre Orfevre MOUSSANI-STORM
His Mark shows an M and an S with a ‘Niveau’ or Gauge separating them. The Mark was registered on April 22nd 1897.
The offices were located 120 Rue du Temple in Paris.