Sugar bowl in silver, Louis XVI period.
It is mounted on four melted feet decorated with vines ending with leaves and bunches of grapes.
The body of circular shape, is swelled in the upper part. It is engraved with a garland of laurel leaves ending on one side of a medallion. Medallion formerly emblazoned with a count's crown.
The attachments of the handles are reminiscent of the feet.
The plain lid is carved with a bay leaf garland. It ends with a catch of three strawberries and its frill of leaves.
"Very interesting and unusual element: the vine-shaped feet which are also very well carved."
This model with vines is not yet represented in
the book on goldsmithing in Provence in the 18th century.
It is heavy and beautifully made.
It is well carved under the body: Jurande of 1783 for Marseille and punch of the goldsmith repeated twice JT.
Master Goldsmith: Joseph Teissere. He was received in 1769 in Marseille.
Height: 14.9 cm
Weight: 469 grs.
20 000 €