Extremely rare and precious vermeil Timbale, chiseled in alternation of roses, swans in a crown of roses, friezes of laurels and bunches of grapes each pan being surmounted by a palmette. One of the sides bears in its center the number "ML" surmounted by the Imperial Crown of Empress Marie Louise.
Flat bottom engraved "N°2" with title and guarantee mark for Paris (1809/1819)
Goldsmith's hallmark and signature in all letters of "BIENNAIS.
Label in red morocco stamped "180" of the collections of Princes Murat.
Height 8 cms, net weight: 205 grams.
The pieces of silverware of the Empress Marie Louise are extremely rare, most of them having been melted down during the epidemic that struck Parma after she was named Duchess of Parma (including the sumptuous "Toilette" offered by the City of Paris at her Coronation.
This piece is related to a delivery of Biennais in 1811, after her delivery "Three timbales à pans, en vermeil".
This one bearing the engraved "N°2" seems to correspond completely to this delivery.
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