"Drageoir / Sugar Bowl In Sterling Silver, Restoration Period, By François Durand"Important silver drageoir or sugar bowl,with two handles decorated with foliage scrolls, the lid decorated with gadroons, the ring-shaped fretel, resting on a pediment pedimented.
Master goldsmith : François DURAND.
Weight: 623 grams.
François DURAND, goldsmith to the Duke of Orleans, was a pupil of ODIOT and workshop manager of FAUCONNIER. He participate to the Exhibitions of the Products of Industry of the early nineteenth century but also at the Universal Expositions in London (Crystal Palace 1851) and Paris (1855).
François DURAND will make the Coupe du prix 1841 des courses de Goodwood(LOUVRE Museum, Paris).
It was donated by Ferdinand-Philippe, Duke of Orleans and Louis-Philippe's eldest son, an amateur horse magnate and enlightened patron, to the winner of the Goodwood (UK) horse races in 1841. This Renaissance stylecup, will be commissioned by the prince to the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Jules KLAGMANN and realized by DURAND.
It is currently conserved in the Louvre Museum in Paris.