Antique French Silver and Glass Centrepiece
Antique French Silver and Glass Centrepiece
Antique French Silver and Glass Centrepiece
Antique French Silver and Glass Centrepiece
Antique French Silver and Glass Centrepiece
Antique French Silver and Glass Centrepiece
Antique French Silver and Glass Centrepiece
Antique French Silver and Glass Centrepiece
Antique French Silver and Glass Centrepiece
Antique French Silver and Glass Centrepiece
Antique French Silver and Glass Centrepiece
Antique French Silver and Glass Centrepiece
Antique French Silver and Glass Centrepiece
Antique French Silver and Glass Centrepiece
Antique French Silver and Glass Centrepiece

JOSEPH ALEXANDER MARTEL (worked from c.1900)

Antique French Silver and Glass Centrepiece

c. 1900 France

Offered by AC Silver

£1,995 gbp
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This exceptional antique French silver and glass centrepiece has an oval rounded form.

The body of this impressive French centrepiece is embellished with an exceptional chased vertical leaf decorated border below an applied laurel festoon.

The silver frame of the centrepiece incorporates three glass containers.

The dish to either end of the centrepiece is ornamented with impressive cut glass scrolling leaf ornamentation in the Art Nouveau manner, accented with a paralleling incurved, shaped upper rim.

The central glass box retains the original push fit silver cover encompassed with further chased leaf and laurel festoon decoration, identical to that of the body.

The panelled domed portion of the cover is surmounted with an impressive bud style finial.

The stand is fitted with an impressive applied laurel festoon decorated bifurcating handle accented with tied ribbon designs to each side.

The interior of the frame, handle and cover of the box all retain the original gilding.

The hallmarks to this impressive French centrepiece include:
Maker's mark: JM with two hammers and two stars above (Joseph Alexander Martel)
Silver quality/purity mark: Mercury head and number 1 (.950, 950/1000)

Dimensions

Length 39.3cm/15.5"
Width 16.8cm/6.6"
Height 16.5cm/6.5"

Total Weight

22.3 troy ounces/694g (excluding glass vessels and including box cover)


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This antique centrepiece is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.
The glass containers are in perfect condition.
The applied and chased decoration is all very sharp.
The French hallmarks struck to the underside of the stand and rim of the box's cover are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.
Maker: Joseph Alexander Martel

Date: Circa 1900

Origin: France, Europe
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A5495 when enquiring about the piece.
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Dimensions
Height 16.50 cm (6.50 inches)
Width 16.80 cm (6.61 inches)
Weight 22.30oz t (693.53g)
Stock Code
A5495
Medium
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique French 950 standard silver and glass centrepiece; an addition to our ornamental silverware
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The hallmarks to this impressive French centrepiece include: Maker's mark: JM with two hammers and two stars above (Joseph Alexander Martel). Silver quality/purity mark: Mercury head and number 1 (.950, 950/1000). The French hallmarks struck to the underside of the stand and rim of the box's cover are all very clear.
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