A Very Fine French Silver and Daum Glass Wine Ewer, France, circa 1870
A Very Fine French Silver (.950 fine) and Daum Glass Wine Ewer, France Circa 1870
The flattened ovoid glass body having a partially textured surface decorated with etched thistle motifs highlighted in gilt, the remaining surface decorated with motifs of the cross of Lorraine outlined in gilt.
The neck is fitted with a silver collar & hinged spout-cover affixed to a foliate inspired handle, all bearing Minerva 1st standard silver marks (.950 fine) and maker’s marks. The glass body is most certainly by Daum, however the gilt signature has apparently been rubbed. Dimensions, 8.75” high x 7.5” wide x 2.75” deep.
Similar examples can be found illustrated online at Christie's New York ‘Interiors Sale’ December 11th & 12th 2012 / Lot #313, and Christie’s New York ‘Interiors Sale’ January 15th & 16th 2008 / Lot #646