LUCIEN BONVALLET – ANTOINE-ERNEST CARDEILHAC – FIVE PIECE SILVER TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE, CIRCA 1900
FIVE PIECE SILVER TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE, CIRCA 1900
Comprising a coffee-pot, tea-pot, sugar bowl with cover, cream jug and matching tray, decorated with chased clover leaves, finely carved wood handles
Each piece monogrammed and stamped Cardeilhac Paris, with French silver marks
The coffee-pot: 13.5 cm. high; the tea-pot: 12 cm. high; the sugar pot: 7.5 cm. high;
the cream jug: 4 cm. high; the tray: 35.5 cm. long
It is likely that this design was shown in the competition held in 1899 by l’Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs for the purpose of selecting artists for the Exposition Universelle of 1900
for which Bonvallet, Cardeilhac and Viat were rewarded (Revue des Arts Décoratifs, 1899, p. 118).