Early 19th century silver and crystal candy dish.
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Drageoir in silver and crystal blown and carved. The drageoir is decorated on both sides with finely chiselled motifs representing children in gardener's costume and holding in his hands a shovel. At the feet of these children, a dog is represented. The neck of the drageoir is decorated with openwork motifs. The handles on both sides wrap to finish with floral motifs. The removable lid is decorated with a laurel wreath and palmette. The drageoir rests on a quadrangular base chiselled of palmettes and carried by four feet balls.
W: 14.4 oz (410 gr).
H: 9 in. (23 cm) / L: 4.5 in. (11,5 cm)
Title mark: Head of Ceres. 1819-1838
Garantee mark: Head of Michelangelo. 1819-1838
Period: French Restauration. Circa 1815-1820.