Posted 4 years ago
Bought yesterday, arrived at noon!
Yes, another French "bargain", make an offer, free insured shipping!
Napoleon III era, around 1850.
Unmarked silver, immaculate turtle shell prongs, pink foiled pastes with maybe 2 or 3 replaced. This kind of black enamel with black dots is rather fragile, this piece has only a few bruises...
Pic #3 before kyratisation, pic #4 after completing white dots.
Usually described as Georgian, French, I rather see those pieces with eagle's or boar's head hallmark which situe them not earlier than 1838!