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A FRENCH SILVER TRAY
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A FRENCH SILVER TRAY

STAMP OF PIAULT-LINZELER, PARIS, CIRCA 1890

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A FRENCH SILVER TRAY
STAMP OF PIAULT-LINZELER, PARIS, CIRCA 1890
Oblong with two lion's mask and foliage handles, the border etched with a band of berried laurel branches, the centre with large scrolling foliage and stylised griffin framing a vacant cartouche, marked on rim and stamped underneath, further marked with later tax marks
32 ¼ in. (82 cm.) wide
160 oz. 3 dwt. (4,982 gr.)
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Robert Linzeler (1872-1941) set up his own business in 1897, at just 25 years old, buying Jules Piault's renowned silversmithing and jewellery business from his successors Leroy & Co. Linzeler registered his hallmark that same year. He exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris where his work was widely praised and earned him a gold medal. Linzeler also supplied important retailers such as Cartier. He quickly opened a second workshop at 9 rue d’Argenson and in 1920 opened a shop at number 4, rue de la Paix partnering with the Russian jeweller Marchak in 1922.

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