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    Sale 12038

    Interiors

    20 July 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 403

    A FRENCH SILVER-GILT MOUNTED BLUE-JOHN CUP

    MAKER’S MARK F&C, POSSIBLY FOR FLISOT AND CAVENNE, PARIS, CIRCA 1865

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    A FRENCH SILVER-GILT MOUNTED BLUE-JOHN CUP
    MAKER’S MARK F&C, POSSIBLY FOR FLISOT AND CAVENNE, PARIS, CIRCA 1865
    The tapering fluted bow, between two writhing snake handles suspended above a shaped square base engraved with a flower-head, on four acanthus leaf-capped paw feet, marked on frame and base

    5 in. (12.5 cm) high
    4 oz. 7 dwt. (135 gr.)


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    The Parisian firm of Flisot and Cavenne registered their mark in 1864.  They executed pieces for only four years; their mark was discontinued in 1868.  A similar set of four silver-gilt mounted cups sold, Sotheby’s, Paris, 26 June 2013, lot 25.