Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cabinet des Modes, 21e Cahier, 3e Figure

September 15, 1786

PLATE III.


A crystal Sugar bowl, mounted in silver, set on a platter of the same metal, held on four animal feet, and having a handle on each side. This Sugar bowl is in the shape of a slightly rounded vase; it has two handles; it is decorated with garlands of flowers, tied with tassels. On the four sides are represented four amphibious men's faces.

The cover is also decorated with flower garlands, tied similarly with cords and tassels; and it is surmounted with a bunch of raspberries, from the bottom of which spread a certain quantity of leaves.

This Sugar bowl, of an exquisite taste, is drawn from the workshop of M. Bouty, Merchant Silversmith, rue Saint Eloi, near the Palace, in Paris.

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