Antique French Sterling Silver Wine Bottle Coaster: Rams & Angels - For Sale
Antique French Sterling Silver Wine Bottle Coaster: Rams & Angels
Absolutely gorgeous sterling silver wine bottle coaster dating from 1868! Pierced silver repousse decorated with ram's heads, putto, floral garlands and cartouches without monogramming!! All sitting upon little winged hoof feet and nestled within lovely pearl borders. The coaster itself is wooden with a great patina, a tribute to this very nicely aged piece. Condition is very good: no flaws to note. Certainly some signs of use and age, such as a little crinkle on the bottom rim, a minor distorion of the wooden insert within the coaster bottom. Simply superb!
Please see photos for dimensions and marks. The silver is .950/1000 sterling. The maker's punch for Paillart Brothers, 1868-1888 (Gauthier Martial 1888-1902 Succ).