Exceptional oil and vinegar stand, Louis XV era
Very rare, dating from 1765
Lavishly decorated with vines.
In excellent condition with many legible hallmarks.
The cruets are original, as well as the silver stoppers.
One cruet has a small chip on the spout, see picture.
Both cruets have a chip on the bottom, the chips do not interfere with the use of the cruets and are not visible when they are in place (see pictures).
Paris hallmark (the letter A with a crown) 1762 - 1768
Guarantee hallmark (letter B with a crown) 1765
hallmark for taxation (Rose for the large item and dog’s head for the smallest) 1762 - 1768
hallmark of master silversmith ‘JCB’ (Jean-Batiste-Claude Bechuat 1721-1799, year VII in Republican calendar)
Master silversmith active from 22 June 1747 to 5 February 1773
Jean-Batiste-Claude Bechuat's silver pieces are sold in prestigious auction halls such as Sotheby's in London as well as major Parisian auctions.
This item dates back to before the French Revolution and is in very good condition.
You will be acquiring a museum-worthy piece.
Total weight: 1,264 grams
Net weight of silver: 718 grams
Size: Length 28 cm x Width 14 cm x Height 21 cm
Carefully packed tracked and insured shipment.
- Cruet stand, Exceptional Oil cruet holder - Vinegar maker / Louis XV Period
- Designer/ Artist
- Jean-Batiste-Claude Bechuat
- Estimated Period
- Country of Origin
- Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
- 1264 g