Pierced silver and crystal swan dish, which could be used for serving sauces. The pierced silver wings open and close to reveal the crystal glass compartments. The crystal compartment has lovely diamond relief patterns on the bottom and cut crystal designs on the sides as well. Beautiful detailed work. Comes with Napoleon III spoon.
This beautiful object dates to the French Empire, late 19th cenutry, with its swan shape and overly decorative spoon. Swans were the symbol of the Empress Josephine.
14.5 cm long
13 cm tall at highest point
spoon is 11 cm long
Found in Chatou