Silver table pieces Froment-Meurice

An important pair of French silver table pieces signed Froment-Meurice.

Design by Jules Wièse.

 

Depicting two birds in military uniform and representing figures from the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871). The eagle (Prussia) is looking heroic and proud while the cockerel (France) is looking battered with amputated arms and wooden leg.

A most amusing, unusual and rare pair of figurines designed by Jules Wièse and made by the famous French Maison Froment-Meurice. Hallmarks, Minerva for silver, Fromant-Meurice makersmark and signed fully Fromant-Meurice.

A great set and very amusing. A true conversation piece when your guests gathered around the dining table……

Height eagle: 14 cm.

Height cockerel: 15 cm.

In very good condition.

France, ca. 1875.

For comparable design by Jules Wièse, see Sword – Hangar and scabbard in the Royal Armouries Collections, Leeds, UK.

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