Early 19th Century Silver vegetable-dish covered Marc-Auguste Lebrun.
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Circular silver vegetable dish with removable lid. The dish is embellished with a frieze of intertwining oak leaves on the rim and two handles sculpted to look like twisting branches. The body and lid are marked with coats of arms topped with crowns. A large rose with its foliage sits atop the lid to serve as a handle. Diameter: 9.4 (24 cm) / Length: 11.4 (29 cm)
Weight: 4.1 lbs (1845 g)
Silver marks. Head of Minerva.
Master silversmith: Marc-Auguste Le brun, Paris. (A student of Jean-Baptiste Claude Odiot, he was active during the first half of the 19th century. Several of his silver pieces are conserved in the Louvre Museum in Paris.)