Antique French Empire Style Sterling Sauce Boat and Stand
Antiques : Silver : Sauce / Gravy Boats
The refined elegance of Napoleonic 1st Empire styling is beautifully evidenced in this very graceful antique French sterling silver sauce boat with stand, by renowned Parisian silversmith Charles BOULENGER .
The sauce boat is supported by an oval pedestal base, and features a gracious shaped rim, trimmed with an applied foliate & perle border, and a striking, finely detailed, 'flying' swan head figural handle. As with the rim and base, the attached stand is edged with a foliate & perle border. Elegantly crafted from the highest quality silver, it is stamped on body, base, borders and stand, with the French Minerve 950, and maker's mark for BOULENGER, active in 1899, rue du Vert-Bois, Paris. Condition is excellent.