Baccarat - Alcohol flask for hunting DUC crown solid silver stopper circa 1850 - Crystal, Silver

Description
Baccarat - Alcohol flask for hunting DUC crown solid silver stopper circa 1850 - Crystal, Silver
France - Mid 19th century

Perfume bottle or alcohol flask for hunting, in Baccarat crystal, Cannelures model, part of a Napoleon III period toiletry set, mid-19th century circa 1860.

Beautiful model in strong cut crystal with cut-off sides, guilloché silver lid decorated with a rocaille cartouche adorned with a PL monogram topped with a Duke's crown.

The cap has the boar mark equivalent to the (950) Minerva 1st grade.
The inside of the cap is made of vermeil (solid silver gilt with fine gold).
The goldsmith's hallmark is located at the bottom of the cap (we could not photograph it).

The set is in very good condition. A beautiful witness to the refinement of the aristocracy's art of living in the 19th century. While everyday objects decorated with count or marquis crowns are more common to find, ducal crowns are extremely rare (highest level in the "hierarchy" of nobility titles, under princes, kings and emperors).

NB: The bottle was photographed with a slight deposit on the inside which has since disappeared on cleaning.

Height: 10 cm
Width: 5.5 cm
Weight of silver: 9 g

Lot details
Object
Alcohol flask for hunting DUC crown solid silver stopper circa 1850
Material
Crystal, Silver
Manufacturer/ Brand
Baccarat
Estimated Period
Mid 19th century
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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