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Pair of saltcellars in cristal and vermeil by LEGAY & LEGRAND, circa 1819
Pair of saltcellars in cristal and vermeil by LEGAY & LEGRAND, circa 1819 - Antique Silver Style Restauration - Charles X Pair of saltcellars in cristal and vermeil by LEGAY & LEGRAND, circa 1819 -
Ref : 63114
2 600 €
Period :
19th century
Artist :
Louis Legay - Désiré-Toussaint Legrand
Provenance :
Paris, France
Medium :
Cristal, vermeil
Dimensions :
L. 4.06 inch X l. 2.13 inch X H. 2.91 inch
Weight :
0.586 Kg
Antique Silver  - Pair of saltcellars in cristal and vermeil by LEGAY & LEGRAND, circa 1819
Baptiste Jamez

Fine arts and antiques


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Pair of saltcellars in cristal and vermeil by LEGAY & LEGRAND, circa 1819

Rare pair of saltcellars in cristal and vermeil 950° by Louis LEGAY and Désiré-Toussaint LEGRAND.

Restauration period, circa 1819.

Silversmiths and marks :
- The first one : "Louis LEGAY, insculpation en 1810. 2e Coq 1er titre et garantie Paris 1809-1819, tête de sanglier pour les menus ouvrages après 1838".
- The second one : "Désiré-Toussaint LEGRAND, actif 1818-1834, 79 quai de l'Horloge. Vieillard 1er titre et garantie Paris 1819-1838".

Total weight : 1,3 lb

We find the ornamental repertoire of this saltcellars on the exceptional piece realized by Louis LEGAY for the Treasury of the cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris in 1814, and classified as "Historic Monument".

Museums and public collections :
- Chalice and patene of the cardinal Maury. Gift to the parish of Valreas by the cardinal in 1810. Classified as an Historic Monument in 1908. Stolen in 1982.
"Custode" in vermail from the Treasury of the cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris. Gift to the treasury by His Eminence the Cardinal Jean-Sifrein Maury (1746-1817), Archbishop of Paris. Classified as an Historic Monument in 1962.

Bibliography :
- Arminjon C., Beaupuis J., Bilimoff M., Dictionnaire des poinçons de fabricants d'ouvrages d'or et d'argent de Paris et de la Seine, 1798-1838, Paris 1991, p. 120.
- Auzas, Notre Dame de Paris, le Trésor, 1989, p. 19.
- Gilbert A. P. M., Description historique de la basilique métropolitaine de Paris, Paris, 1821, p. 346
- Abbé Le Rouzic, Le Trésor de Notre-Dame de Paris, 1951, p. 95.
- Registre capitulaire, t. II, p. 25, vendredi 25 mars 1814, et 8 avril 1830.

Baptiste Jamez

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Antique Silver