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A French silver-gilt ewer, Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Paris, 1804-1809

A French silver-gilt ewer, Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Paris, 1804-1809

A French silver-gilt ewer, Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Paris, 1804-1809

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A French silver-gilt ewer, Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Paris, 1804-1809


Cast and chased with broad bands of winged gods and demi-rams between acanthus leaves and gadroons, the wood handle rising from a goat mask and terminating in a winged-term, engraved Biennais Orfevre de L.L.M.M. Imperiales et Royales in original leather-bound case with old catalogue entry recording the provenance to Prince Vrede,

length of case 35.5cm., 14in.

884g., 28oz. all in

The silver is good gauge.

The hallmarks are clear.

The decoration is crisp and only very minor wear to the gilding on the high points of the ornament.

The ewer rocks very slightly when placed on a flat surface.

The accompanying box has some minor scuffs.


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Carl Philipp Joseph Freiherr von Wrede, Field-marshall in the service of the King of Bavaria, was created Comte de L'Empire and Prince von Wrede in 1814. The Bavarian court was one of Biennais' most important clients. King Maximilian Joseph I and Eugene de Beauharnais, who married Augusta-Amalia of Bavaria, both ordered extensive services.