Rare Samson / Limoges Porcelain & Solid Silver Mounted Openwork Basket - by Risler & Carré Circa 1890s, Paris France. Approx Size: 19.5cm x 13.5cm x 12cm. Exceptionally Rare Large Openwork basket, fully hand painted porcelain, likely by Samson or Havilland Limoges, The crown and sword mark is unknown, however there is a very feint and impossible to photograph impressed mark, which looks like the Theodore Havilland Limoges mark of 1894 (T&H), The French solid silver mount is fully hallmarked, previously gilded, but this rubbed showing the solid silver below, with French sterling marks and the Andre Risler & Carre mark.
Only dealt with high and manufacturers of porcelain. A small porcelain brush pot measuring just 12.5cm retailed by. In excellent condition, no cracks chips or repairs, tiny glaze flake / graze to scalloped rim, by no means significant, mentioned for 100% accuracy. This is an exceptional piece and nearly impossible to source another. All of the items we offer are'vintage','antique' or simply'pre-owned, consequentially, reasonable wear and tear is to be expected.
We try to describe any damage or problems of which we are aware, in all of our listings. We always include significant numbers of clear photographs, these are integral to the description, so please review closely.In 1897 André Risler and his partner Georges Carré opened their shop at the fashionable Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. The company offered the finest silverware and exclusive jewelry. Almost instantly the brand gained a strong reputation amongst the Parisienne elite. In just three years Risler & Carré asserted themselves brilliantly in the luxury market and won a gold medal at the Paris World Exhibition in 1900, with many others to come at following world exhibitions. One of the most memorable one was the exclusive participation in the Universal Exhibition in Saint Louis, USA in 1904. Only six of French silversmiths were honored to exhibit that time. This brought Risler & Carré worldwide fame. The company crafted splendid items not only in the Louis XVI style but also in the more modern Art-Nouveau style. André Risler designed most of the pieces Risler & Carré produced. For his merits he was named a chevalier of the Légion d'honneur by the French government in 1906 at the age of 43.
But unfortunately, the unexpected death of the master led to the closure of "Maison Risler et Carré" in 1912. This item is in the category "Pottery, Ceramics & Glass\Decorative Cookware & Tableware\Bowls".london" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.