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Extraordinary Pair of CLARET JUGS by Alphonse AUGER, Paris, France. Identical Pair of Aiguières, Napoléon III

Exceptional Pair of Baccarat Crystal & .950 French Silver Claret Jugs by renowned Silversmith Alphonse AUGER, Paris France. History" Alphonse AUGER, Lieu d'activité - 54 rue Etienne Marcel à Paris. Date d'insculpation 08 janvier 1889, Date de Biffage 25 mai 1900. Il a travaillé de 1876à 1889 avec le M.O Gueret Antoine, puis seul de 1889 à 1900. ( He worked from 1876 to 1889 with Master Silversmith, Antoine GUERET, then alone from 1889 to 1900 when he died.) Dimensions are approximately 11 inches High. Condition, Quality & Workmanship are exceptional with no mineral deposits. The Gilding or Vermeil is more beautiful in person than in the photos. Please note the Acid Etched Baccarat Crystal design, simple yet quite elegant. The Silver workmanship, detailed yet, quite typical for this Napoléonic period. The solid Silver Bases are also well detailed with a typical Napoléon Ribbon. No residue or cloudiness, no dents or dings. PLEASE look carefully at the larger Photos for more details.

These Aiguieres or Claret Jugs are simply a 'great work of Art' and exemplifies the outstanding artistic skills of this Silversmith. The Silversmith, Alphonse AUGER was a XIXth Century Master French Silversmith, well known and sought after by Collectors because unlike many of his contemporaries, he worked on 'special orders' and consequently was not as prolific as his peers.  This Pair was undoubtedly a 'special order' for someone important and someone who could afford them, even at the end of the XIXth Century.

    Here is a short History on this Silversmith:

Alphonse AUGER,
lieu d'activité (
address of his Workshop) 54 rue Etienne Marcel à Paris.
Date d'insculpation 08 janvier 1889,
Date de Biffage 25 mai 1900.
 Il a travaillé de 1876à 1889 avec le M.O Gueret Antoine, puis seul de 1889 à 1900.

( He worked from 1876 to 1889 with Master Silversmith, Antoine GUERET, then alone from 1889 to 1900 when he died.)

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Antique CLARET JUG by François-Alphonse DEBAIN, Paris (1847-1911) - Rare Model

Extraordinary Baccarat Crystal & .950 Silver Claret Jug by World Famous Silversmith François-Alphonse DEBAIN, Paris France. Dimensions are approximately 11 inches High. Condition, Quality & Workmanship are exceptional with no mineral deposits and Lid is tight and functions perfectly. Please note the Acid Etched CRYSTAL Hobnail design mixed with elongated deeply engraved Leaves on the body and the the Silver workmanship, detailed yet, quite Elegant and typical of the period. The solid Silver Base is also well detailed with a typical Napoléon Ribbon. No residue or cloudiness, no dents or dings. PLEASE look carefully at the larger photos.

This Aiguiere or Claret Jug is simply a 'great work of Art' and exemplifies the artistic skills of this Silversmith.

Sorry, RESERVED for Dr. R.E.

Antique CLARET JUG by Mappin & Webb - English Sterling Silver, 1907

Outstanding quality Claret Jug by World Famous Silversmith & Jeweler, 'MAPPIN & WEBB' in English Sterling Silver and acid etched Antique 'Hobnail' pattern Crystal Wine Decanter, Claret Jug or, Aiguière. Fully Hallmarked and Dated 1907 from Sheffield, England. Dimensions are 7 1/2 inches High, by 5.0 inches from handle to spout. Decanter's CONDITION, Quality & WORKMANSHIP are exceptional with no mineral deposits and Lid is tight and functions perfectly. Please note the acid Etched CRYSTAL Hobnail design on the body and the the Silver workmanship, although simple yet quite Elegant and typical of the period. No residue or cloudiness, no dents or dings. PROVENANCE: Important French Family. PLEASE look carefully at the larger photos.

Since 1897 with the Granting of Royal Warrants, Mappin & Webb remains 'Silversmith' to her Majesty the Queen & His Royal Highness, Prince of Wales. DB#157

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Sterling SILVER WINE FUNNEL STAND, Victorian 1890 RARE

Solid Sterling SILVER London WINE FUNNEL STAND uniquely Decorated and fully Hallmarked with 4 English Hallmarks on the inside bottom of the Bowl, Dated 1890. Also Hallmarked with an 'Import Hallmark & 5 Hallmarks on the outside Bottom. The Rim is Decorated with 4 Heards and a Detailed Center Scene on the inside of the Bowl. Unusual is the Handle, a practical addtion for moving it about. I have not identified the Silversmith. Dimensions: 4 1/2 inches in Diameter. The Silver Detail is lovely and finely handmade, good Guage of Silver weighing approx. 55 grams. CONDITION and QUALITY are excellent and every Collector knows how Rare it is find a Wine Funnel Stand like this.

RESERVED FOR R.F. Sorry, SOLD

CLARET JUG, Wine Decanter ART NOUVEAU, Circa 1880

Breathtakingly beautiful Antique Art Nouveau Wine Decanter or Claret Jug with original vibrant Art Nouveau colors. This Claret Jug was made in Vienna, Austria and fits perfectly into one of Mucha's paintings. Dimensions are 12 inches High. The Stopper, the Handle and the Body are each individually hand decorated and in near pristine condition. The CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY overall are exceptional with no mineral deposits and the Stopper is original and is also beautifully decorated in Green and White Enamel on the Top and is not chipped at all. Please look carefully at the artistic workmanship both in the Paingings and the Enamel work. The floating Cherubs look so very real as they float above a golden 24ct gold cloud with Tulips, Leaves and Lilies of the Valley. Note the Art Nouveau design around the bottom of the Decanter. Truly an unique, remarkable Work of Art as well as an anachronism.Click on the Photo to the left to see larger Photos.Price on Request

AIGUIERE, CLARET JUG, Wine Decanter French Crystal & Silver

Lovely French Silver and etched Baccarat Crystal Wine Decanter, Aiguière, Circa 1970. Dimensions are 11 1/2" Tall. CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent with no mineral deposits + Lid is tight and functions perfectly. Look at the acid Etched CRYSTAL design and the the Silver workmanship. No residue or cloudiness in the Crystal Body of the Decanter. Unless you have been searching for a good Decanter or Aiguiere, you won't understand how difficult or, how hard it is to find examples like this Decanter. PLEASE look carefully at the larger photos.

RESERVED for La Tour Bistro Restaurant, New York.

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RARE French Wine Jug (Verseuse) 1819-1838 belonging to the "Count of Paris" Comte de Paris

French Nobility Silver is difficult enough to find particularly since the French Revolution. This Wine Jug belonged to the French equivalent of the English King or Queen, the 'Comte de Paris'. Finer than Sterling it was made in Paris by one of the most important French Silversmiths, VEYRAT, Jean-François who worked at 10 rue de la Tour, Paris. Heavy, good gauge weighing about 8 ozs / 234 gms. It is Hallmarked 6 times, including the important 'Vieillard' Silver Control France for the period 1819-1838. Handle is Ebony. Engraved on the outside is the Royal Crown of the Count of Paris made during the 2nd Restauration Monarchy of his Royal Highness, Louis-Philippe 1st. His eldest son, Jacques, is the present Duke d'Orléans. Dimensions: 16,16cm high. CONDITION, QUALITY and WORKMANSHIP are excellent.

RESERVED for R.E. Sorry, SOLD

Circa 1820 Silver & Baccarat Crystal WINE DECANTER or Claret Jug

French Rare and fabulous .950 Silver & Baccarat Crystal Wine Decanter signed by "Mérite" who was the Silversmith to the Emperor of France. From a Chateau in the Loire Valley of France. Also Hallmarked with Silversmith's initials "C + M". Finial is a labrynth of work with 2 heavy Heads of Bacchus and floral detail. Heads appear again on the Handle at the top and at the bottom. Rests on 4 well detailed feet. About 14" tall. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional. COMPARE with item #7326171197 @ $4,200.

RESERVED for R.E. Sorry, just SOLD

CHRISTOFLE Collection Gallia, a PAIR Silver & Crystal Wine DECANTERS Circa 1935 RARE Pair of Christofle Decanters

Absolutely beautiful Pair of Christofle, Gallia Collection Art Deco Silver & Crystal Claret Jugs or Wine Decanters. RARE to find a matched Pair and in this Condition. Each is Hallmarked with French impressed Christofle & Gallia Hallmarks and Numbered 5112. DIMENSIONS are 27,0 cm-10 3/8 " Tall. CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are simply outstanding. The Body of each is engraved or etched with a lovely design with no residue or cloudiness in the Crystal portions of the Decanters. The Silver is designed with Leaves and Grape Vines. Don't miss my only Pair! SEE eBay item#130045713808, a Single Example, Damaged and selling for $1800.00

RESERVED Sorry, SOLD to La Tour Bistro Restaurant, New York -1 212 472 7578 see Zagat

XIXth Century PORT Wine Bottle in Porcelain Hand Painted

An extremely fine Port or Porto Wine BOTTLE handpainted with the most vibrant colors and with the most extraordinary detailing. Dimensions are 10.5" without Stopper and 11" with Stopper. Decant your favorite Vintage PORT Wine & see the difference it makes on a Table and for serving. I purchased it in France and thought it was Limoges Porcelain. It could just as well have been made in Portugal. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional.

$179

WMF Silver & Crystal Wine DECANTER Art Nouveau Jugendstil Jug (1885-1919)

Absolutely beautiful WMF (Württembergische Metallwaren Fabrik) German Art Nouveau Silver plated and Crystal Claret Jug or Wine Decanter. Widely known by its initials 'WMF' this company epitomizes German Art Nouveau Metalware. The Silver is Hallmarked & the Hallmarks are impressed on the outside of the Neck of the Decanter. Hallmarks are early WMF & consist of the Letter 'B' (Britannia-Metal) + WMF Ostrich Hallmark + IO + OX. WMF's Trademark was the 'Ostrich' which you will see in the triangle Mark. DIMENSIONS are 12" Tall x 4" Diameter to Crystal Base CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are simply outstanding. No residue or cloudiness in the Crystal Body of the Decanter.

Sorry, just SOLD to a Dr. and Wine Collector in NYC

CHRISTOFLE, Gallia early SilverWINE DECANTER or Claret Jug - Circa 1900

Fabulous, early and Rare beautifully plated Silver & Baccarat Crystal Wine Decanter or Claret Jug by the famous French Silver Firm, CHRISTOFLE and made for the GALLIA line, Paris. 10.75" tall and very heavy. CONDITION is excellent with normal usage wear. QUALITY & WORKMANSHIP are extremely fine with outstanding detail including 'Napoleonic Wreaths'. The crystal has been etched with Rayons and is not cloudy. There are 2 silver hallmarks, "O.Gallia" for Orfevrerie Gallia + the early Christofle Mark for the founder, Charles Christofle & numbered 4992. Christofle used the Gallia Marks on their higher quality items and the styles were more avant-garde. I had 3 different models and this is my last one.

SOLD to a Wine Collector in Massachusetts (See another Pair I just listed)

Louis XIII Rémy Martin, BACCARAT Crystal Cognac DECANTER

Vintage Decanter in Baccarat Crystal, engraved with the 'Baccarat' name and 'seal' and decorated all over with 'Fleur de Lys' emblems set into the Crystal with raised logos, together with its original red & gold very decorative PRESENTATION BOX. CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent. Dimensions: 11" tall x 8" wide. The 'Stopper' is the most beautifully cut crystal in the form of another 'Fleur de Lys'. Click on photo to see more photos of this Decanter.

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Napoléon III Silver & Baccarat Crystal WINE DECANTER or Claret Jug

Simply Fabulous and Rare solid Silver & engraved Baccarat Crystal Wine Decanter in near Pristine Condition. Quality is unsurpassed. From Chateau de la Grillière in the Loire Valley of France. French Silver Hallmarks, (le poinçon Minerve première titre (950/1000) Minerve Head + 1 indicating finest Silver (finer than Sterling, 925/1000) + Silversmith's Marks "E+E" in a diamond - See Dictionnaire of Poinçons P.72 "Ernest Eschwege", Paris. 11.5" tall. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional. Compare with item #7326171197 @ $4200.

Sorry, SOLD to a Wine Collector in Napa, California

Antique English Silver WINE DECANTER or Claret Jug

Wonderful example, heavy (4lbs) English plated Silver Wine Decanter or Claret Jug. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent. The Crystal/Glass has been beautifully and deeply etched or cut with an overall design including the bottom. The pouring spout is in the form of a figural Head on the underside of the Spout, perhaps Bacchus. Dimensions: 11.5" tall. I had a pair & recently sold its mate. Reserved, Sale Pending to Florida -

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PAIR French Solid SILVER & BACCARAT Crystal WINE DECANTERS or Claret Jugs

RARE and nearly impossible to find, a matched Pair of Solid SILVER & French Baccarat Crystal Claret Jugs, Napoléon III, XIXth Century together with 2 Serving Dishes for spillage and Decoration, to match. The Decanters have the French Silver Hallmarks, (le poinçon Minerve première titre (950/1000) Minerve Head + N°1 indicating finest Silver (finer than Sterling, 925/1000). Silver Interiors have been gilded, i.e Vermeil, real gold and the CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY of each is outstanding! No calcium deposits. COMPARE with item #7326171197 a single example SOLD for $4200

Sorry, just SOLD to a Dr. and Wine Collector in NYC