German Silver Wine Cooler, After Meissonnier Hanau, Germany, circa 1895, attributed to Georg Roth & Co, after model by Juste-Aurele Meissonnier for design of Louis Henri de Bourbon; paneled bombe form vessel with floral festoons above chased Louis Henri de Bourbon armorial, above scene of Neptune on chariot pulled by beasts, flanked by mermaid and dolphin handles; elevated on pedestal base; with pseudo-18th century French marks and charges; H10 1/4" W10 3/4", and 81.0ozT
Provenance: Private collection
Other Notes: This design illustrated in the 1748 publication by Meissonnier, pl.58 in the OEUVRE DE JUSTE-AURELE MEISSONNIER; the wine cooler made in 1723 for Louis Henri de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France, under the reign of Louis XV from 1723-1726.
For related examples see Sotheby's-New York, Important Silver, Oct. 2017, Lot 397; and May 2004, Lot 157; or Paris May 2016, Lot 52; and similar pair sold in these rooms February 2018, Lot 132.
Very good overall condition. Two small section of the base rim is slightly bent/warped.
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