"Solid Silver Jug (teapot, Coffee Pot, Chocolate Pot), Girard Du Demaine Family Weapons"Superb solid silver jug with side handle in turned ivory, volute thumb rest, spinning top fret and covered beak, in the style of 18th century models. The body is decorated with coats of arms, cast, chiseled, and attached. Illegible maker's mark, Minerva mark. Silver weight: 409 grams. Conditions report: Perfect condition, fully restored by a master goldsmith. The weapons here present are those of the family GIRARD DU DEMAINE, lord of the Demaine and Lyle-Sellé, originating in Saint-Malo, who passed to Marseilles and received the title of count by writ of Pope Pie IX in 1863, and counted a mayor d'Avignon, deputy for Vaucluse. The shield, under a count crown crowned with a lion, bears quartered: in 1 and 4, Gules to the golden lion; 2nd and 3rd, Azure to five silver billets. On the whole, from gold to the cross of azure. Currency: Crux, decus and spes.