Please help me identify the french silversmith of the salts

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Please help me identify the french silversmith of the salts

Postby elcid51 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:43 am

Hello I ask everyone's help to give a name to the silversmith in a French province (93?) in 1809/1819 has made the pair of salt cellars of which I enclose the following photographs. Thank you and happy New Year, Guido
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Re: Please help me identify the french silversmith of the salts

Postby legrandmogol » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:39 pm

Sorry I cannot help with the maker but I believe that these are Cruet holders and not salt cellars. Most likely would have held two glass bottles for holding oils and vinegar. Might be fun to try and find matching replacements

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Re: Please help me identify the french silversmith of the salts

Postby elcid51 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:42 pm

Good evening legrandmogol,
from the dimensions (LXPXH) 18x8x21 cm with a support depth of only 3 cm of the container see photograph I still think that it is a pair of double salts. In any case the problem of the crystals remains.
Thanks anyway, greetings,
Guido
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Re: Please help me identify the french silversmith of the salts

Postby Aguest » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:01 am

The style seems to me to be consistent with a cruet set :: Here was one which I found, note the similarities ::::

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Still I am not sure of the maker of the French item :

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Re: Please help me identify the french silversmith of the salts

Postby elcid51 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:59 am

Hello Aguest,
hello I make collection of cruets and salt cellars, for a pair of salt cellars see see
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=36852&p=98452#p98452
Can you tell me which province is number 93 in the period 1809-1819.
Thank you all,
Guido

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Re: Please help me identify the french silversmith of the salts

Postby blakstone » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:36 pm

During this period, departement 93 was Seine-et-Marne; its assay office was in the city of Melun. Unfortunately, I do not know of a reference which covers Empire era makers of the region.

Hope this helps!


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