An exquisite French sterling silver timbale or goblet with guilloche work. A wide band with ribbon and leaf garland encircles the top of the cup. The cup is beautifully engraved with a script monogram “LT”. These old script engraved initials seem to flow together letting ones imagination make the decision.
Perfect for wine and Mint Juleps, yet easily as serviceable on a dressing table holding make-up brushes. Always an appreciated gift for wedding, birthdays, and anniversaries.
French, Circa 1900 marked for .950 silver as denoted by the Minerve 1St Titre mark. Maker’s mark for Gaston Bardies, Paris, who commenced work in 1897 at 13 rue des Fontaines, Paris. His mark is a fleur de lys “une fleur de lys héraldique”.
Measurements; 3 1/4 “ high X 2 ¾ diameter”, 98 grams
Condition report; Very good, minor surface scratches on the mirrored (smooth) surfaces which are normal in regards to age and use. Ever so small ding on bottom edge, mainly noticed when viewing upside down.
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