French .950 silver claret jug, engraved & embossed rococo style, E. Ernie c. 1890
French .950 silver claret jug, the elegant silver-footed form with silver lidded spout and handle engraved & embossed in an elaborate rococo manner, the quality crystal body with spiral cut fluting to the narrow neck, with scrollwork cutting to the body.
Hallmarks ‘EE’ either side of a gaiter, within a diamond;
also Minerva Head with ‘1’ (meaning 950 parts silver in every 1,000) .
by Edouard Ernie, 7 rue Réaumur, Paris,
circa 1890 .
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