• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5658

    Christie's Interiors

    5 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 20

    A FRENCH SILVER OIL & VINEGAR CRUET

    MARK OF MARGUERITE PICQUE, PARIS, 1ST STANDARD, 1798/1809

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH SILVER OIL & VINEGAR CRUET
    MARK OF MARGUERITE PICQUE, PARIS, 1ST STANDARD, 1798/1809
    Of canoe form with pierced sides on 4 short column feet, drop ring handles, serpent bottle-stopper holders on either side, the pierced sides incorporating monogrammed shields, pierced receivers holding later blue glass bottles adapted for use as an inkstand, the bottles with sympathetically-modelled, unmarked, silver mounts with serpent ring finials
    9 in. long (23 cm.)
    Weighable silver 14 oz.(434 gm.)


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