From a recent Rancho Santa Fe estate, we have this amazing sterling silver waste bowl or sugar bowl or? with repousse flowers and scrolls. It is hallmarked as shown and I believe the date mark is 1816 with George III hallmark. It is about 4.75" wide on each side and nearly 2.75" tall. It is signed DREYFOUS PARIS, LONDON NEW YORK on bottom. It has raised neoclassical urns on each side and I believe acanthus leaves bordering each corner as it slants up with a 1.25" Wedgwood jasperware medallion on top. Remaining gilding looks great, nice and heavy with interior wear and oxidation, missing the glass or porcelain ink holder and I think it had a cover on the interior lid which is missing exposing the somewhat discolored plaster to keep the medallion in place. Late 19th to very early 20th c.
It is in amazing condition considering its age with normal wear. I had never heard of this company before and here is some info I found online: Edouard Henry Dreyfous was an antique dealer in London. His original premises, opened in the 1890s, was 104E Mount Street. In 1899 he moved to Grosvenor Square and in 1913 to 30 Old Bond Street. Queen Alexandra (the consort of Edward VII) was one of his best customers and her purchases included a range of articles including enamel, glass and pieces in the style of Faberge. Queen Mary (the consort of George V) also patronised the shop. There are a number of pieces from his shop in the Royal Collection, some of which bear his stamp. I attach the details of one his pieces from our website, which was featured in the recent exhibition of Faberge held at the Queen's Galler
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