Large Silver Metal Ewer - Period: Empire flag

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"Large Silver Metal Ewer - Period: Empire"
Of a very pure elegance here is a large ewer in silver metal, mounted on a pedestal, the ovoid body is finely chiselled with vegetable friezes and an antique frieze halfway up the body.

It is flanked by a majestic chiseled applique handle.
The collar is adorned with a garland of pearls.

This very beautiful work of goldsmith, although it bears no punch, it remains by its elegance and its carving in the purity of the objects produced by Martin-Guillaume Biennais or Jean-Baptiste Claude Odiot, Master Goldsmiths highly solicited by the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.

Period: 1st Empire
Dimensions: Height: 34cm x Width: 15cm

The ewer is a container used to serve drinks until the 17th-18th century.
Generally in precious gold or silver metal finely carved and chiseled, it takes the form of an elegantly shaped vase, generally higher than wide, mounted on a foot, and having a spout and a handle. Its name comes from the word aigue meaning water in old French (like the locality of Aigues-Mortes).

The ewer was very much in use throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
In the 18th century, it was replaced by the crystal carafe and the earthenware water pitcher.

This container or water jug was originally intended to serve water on tables. It was also used for the toilet.

The ewer is generally accompanied by its basin. Shortly before sitting down to table, the page or lackey held out the basin with one hand and tilted the ewer with the other in order to wash his hands.
Price: 350 €
Period: 19th century
Style: Consulat, Empire
Condition: Good condition

Material: Silver metal
Width: 15
Height: 34

Reference: 934968
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