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Repoussé decoration to knopped, baluster stem of alternate palm and acanthus leaves, vine leaves and grapes, wheat ear, bulrush and simple flowers. Raised domed circular base with ‘C’ scroll decoration to beaded border. The bulrush, wheat, vine and grapes are all religious symbols associated with the Eucharist.
French hallmarked silver of 950/1000 fineness showing Minerva mark used from 1838. Unidentified marker’s mark in diamond lozenge with the letter ‘M’ and a small star beneath. NB.This is not hallmarked English silver.
French, 19th century circa 1850 - 1890
height 8” (20cm) Base Diameter 4.5” (11.5cm)
Stock No. 1223