A FRENCH DIAMOND AND PEARL ENCRUSTED SILVER-GILT CHALICE
Maker's mark of Jean-Alexandre Chertier, Paris, circa 1870, retailer's mark of Caillot, Peck & Guillemin Fres.
The domed quatrefoil base with molded rim and applied filigree scrolling foliage reserved with blue enamel circlets, two containing diamond monograms and two with a large pearl with four diamonds, the stem molded with leaves and pinecones, a gadrooned knop and a large knop with a single diamond and three pearl and diamond clusters and with filigree lappets, the deep bowl with alternating panels of diamond fruiting vine and wheat beneath a blue enamel band with inscription between beading, the base inscribed 'OFFERT DIEU
PAR MADAME Vve MATHIEU O'CONOR AVRIL 1874'
10in. (27.3cm.) high; gross weight 33.5oz. (949gr.)