1st item: Gilt-silver oval plate or tray with palmette border, Paris 1st standard marks for 1798-1809 with engraved mark "Biennais," possibly the workshop of Martin-Guillaume Biennais (1764-1843, active Paris, ca. 1796â1819). 7/8"H x 15" W x 10 3/8"D. Condition: Wear to gilding, scattered pitting. 2nd item: Beaker or cup with flared rim and repeating engraved wave design, Mercury head mark,and maker's mark for Pierre Hipployte Fournerot (Active Paris, 1833-1857). 3 1/8"h. Condition: 3/4" dent to side and a few small dents to base. 3rd item: Silver dessert plate with leaf overlaid-reeded border, Mercury head mark and illegible maker's mark. 8 3/4" diameter. Mid 19th century. 4th item: Cup or beaker, bombe rim with bead design, applied central cartouche with engraved monogram R, allover circle and thread design to body, Minerva head French 1st Standard mark, no maker's mark. 2 5/8"H. Condition: small dents to base. Mid 19th century. 4th item: Christofle silver plated individual tea pot with cast floral finial and wood handle, circa 1935. Condition: several dents, largest 1/2", some wear to silver showing through to base metal. Combined weight, excluding tea pot: 46.09 oz troy. Provenance: private Nashville, TN Collection, by descent from the estates of Edith and Richard Mickenhagen, Munich, Germany and San Paolo, Brazil. CONDITION: See item description.
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