Model Josephine, designed by the prestigious architect Charles Percier in 1802 and made for the Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais, wife of Napoleon 1st. Along with Pierre Fontaine, Charles Percier was the inventor and main representative of this version of rich and conscientiously archaeological neoclassicism: the Empire style. Handles decorated on a stippled backround with grape-vines, flowers and palmettes, embellished on one side by a swan, a cornucopia, laurel branches. The other side with Putti and flowers basket. This pattern has been re-issued by the Maison Lapparra and is still in production in sterling silver 925/1000, this set is in sterling silver 950/1000.
Both design and quality of workmanship are uncommon and its manufacture would have necessitated many more hours work than usual. Certainly, one of the most extraordinary models if it isn't the most fabulous! Of the French silversmithing and undoubtedly collectibles pieces.He was active February 1, 1847. Measures : 5.43 (13.8 cm) Ladle 5.12 (13 cm) Fork. The condition is very good. A master silversmith made a complete cleaning and polishing. Rare, exceptional in both design and execution, this set will grace your table and will delight your guests.
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It shows the details of the post office where the package removed. The item "Queille Masterpiece French Sterling Silver 18k Gold Dessert Set, Empire" is in sale since Sunday, January 17, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Other Antique Sterling Silver". The seller is "enna1803" and is located in France. This item can be shipped worldwide.