In its silvery net, the spring tide brings with it not only a shoal of Spanish fish, but also a large caravel in full sail, alongside other pieces from all over Europe, produced between the 17th and 20th centuries.
This miraculous catch will include an impressive table centrepiece in the form of a silver manta ray: a unique 1994 piece designed by Pascal de Maurin in Paris. The ray's wings have a mirrored base and its backbone is scattered with labradorite and tiger's eye cabochons. More historical items include two large Parisian double salt cellars from the famous service delivered by JBC Odiot to Comte Branicki in 1819, and very rare teapot with a Bordeaux hallmark made by the silversmith Charles Sermensan. Among more modern delights is a pair of large silver Baroque-style candlesticks, which evoke a palace from The Thousand and One Nights.