Specializing in Martele silver by Gorham as well as other fine American and Continental sterling     |     home
back to  Inventory
French Glass and Silver Vaniety Boxes 1819-1838

Item:  Two Pieces of a French Sterling (.950) and Glass Vaniety Set.

Maker:  Jules Coquelin, Paris, second quarter of the 19th century.

Description:  The pieces have a machined surface with hand cut piercing.  Each is engraved with a cypher on top used by the House of Bourbon, the French Kings of the 18th and 19th centuries.  By hallmark dating, the attribution would be to Louis XVIII.  It is not clear if the pieces were part of a Royal set, or for someone tied to his reign / court.  The box is 6 1/2 inches long, 1 3/4 inces wide, and 1 1/2 inches tall.  The jar is 2 3/8 inches in diameter, and 3 1/2 inches tall.  The weight for the two lids is 96 grams.  Both pieces have a well made silver rim on the glass.   

Condition:  Both pieces have hallmarks for the maker (JC, heart above, star below), the first standard mark for Paris (1819-38), and the "moyenne" guarantee mark.  The items are in very good condition with clear, thick glass.  With the silver lip on top for both, the lids are a nice, snug fit.  The jar does have a small chip at the bottom (see photos).  

Price:  $495.00