French Sterling Silver Jardinière Centerpiece Bowl with Liner Hallmarked GS or Gaston Signard 950 Fine. Presented is a stunning A French Silver Jardinière, Center-piece Bowl hallmarked for silver by Gaston Signard, Paris, circa 1905-15 and marked with an assay mark for 950 fine silver. American standard sterling silver is 925 fine, so there is slight more silver in this alloy.I have placed a photo of my research in the pictures above. The sides have chased panels and centered by foliate rococo cartouches flanked by sprays of oak, one side with engraved script monogram, the ends chased with shells flanked by pierced panels of trellis and sprigs of flowers, raised on four openwork scroll supports with great script monograms on both sides. It has removable silver plate liner marked metal with some difficult to polish spots and loss of plating. It is in beautiful condition with some fine scratches from gentle use and care with some minor dings. This item is perfect for use with for any number of uses from floral arrangements to an outstanding fruit bowl.
It is an excellent piece for the silver collector. I have an interesting assortment of items listed so please look at my other auctions. Measure: 17 ¼ inches wide, 11 inches across, 5 ¾ inches high. Silver Outer Shell Only - 38 ounces on my postal scale or 1077. Silver-plate liner Only 35.5 ounces on my postal scale or 106.
Marked : GS with a Minerva Head for - Gaston Signard, Paris, circa 1905-15 with an assay mark for. The liner is marked on the bottom METAL. Condition : some minor dings exterior shell bowl, a period mixed script letter monogram on both sides, some fine scratches from gentle use and care. The silver-plate liner has some dings, no monogram, some plate loss and some scratches from use and care. This is my hobby and I do it for fun and a little spare cash.
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The item "17 inch French Sterling Silver Jardinière Bowl w Liner Gaston Signard 950 fine" is in sale since Monday, January 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "lee2015" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.