ANTIQUE 19thC FRENCH FOUR BOTTLE TANTALUS, PIERRE QUEILLE, PARIS c. Antique late-19th Century French four bottle Tantalus, green glass applied with pierced silver depicting grapevine and grapes, with fine engraved details. The plain rectangular labels are engraved with various drinks (Curacao, Anisette, Chartreuse and Fine Champagne) and applied with vibrant blue enamel. The bottles retain the original silver mounted corks. The four bottles are presented in a handle held carrying rack, a very elegant and rare set, perfect for after alfresco dining.
Hallmarked French silver (Minerva 950 standard), Paris, Maker Pierre Francois Queille. This extraordinary silversmith started a dynasty of Silversmith in 1834 and stayed in business from 1834, to the 27th of November 1846 (Date his mark was cancelled). Pierre Francois QUEILLE had his workshop at'70 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre in Paris'.He left over his practice to his son Eugene QUEILLE who moved shop to'8 Rue Saint Roch Poissoniere'. He started work on February 11th 1847. He then in turn left over his practice to his son: Pierre Francois QUEILLE who was named after his grandfather. They moved their practice in 1874 to'11 Rue des Petits Carreaux in Paris'. Their House stopped production in the 1930. In Great Condition - No Damage. Height: 32cm Width: 15cm Weight: 2610g.
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