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By Tétard Frères (French, founded 1880)
These truly exquisite silver and glass wine jugs were created by the renowned early 20th Century French silverware company, the Tétard Frères.
The jugs feature ovoid glass bodies, which are finely cut with diamond patterns. They stand on silver stems, set on circular feet. The jugs’ stems, middles and upper bodies are encircled by silver bands, featuring openwork stylised anthemion motifs. Each jug is fitted with an elongated silver neck, with a spout in the shape of an eagle’s head. These lids are mounted with silver geometric handles, which terminate in leafy scrolls. The jugs' interiors are gilt, and they are covered by hinged lids, topped by pinecone finials.
Both jugs are fully hallmarked and bear the maker’s mark of Tétard Frères. The Tétard Frères company was directed by the brothers Henri, Jacques and Georges Tétard, who had inherited the firm from their father, Edmond Tétard. Under the three brothers, the company became famous for its finely crafted Art Deco style silverware. Tétard items were popular with the social elite of France in the early 20th Century, and they continue to be considered highly collectable today.
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