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Hermes Paris & Ravinet d'Enfert, a Rare Sterling Silver Champagne Topper

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Here is a wonderful and rare HERMES Paris Sterling Silver Champagne Topper. Made for HERMES by Ravinet d'Enfert. This wonderful collector’s piece was made to sit on top of an opened Champagne bottle to preserve it’s carbonation. Made in Paris, circa 1930s. Stamped with makers mark and French Minerva indicating 950 silver. Measures approx. 1.5”H x 1.75”W. Wear consistent with age and use. One small dent as seen in pictures. Total weight: 78.35 grams. Louis RAVINET and Charles DENFERT had their marks ‘In-sculpted’ in 1891 in Paris. The original company founded in 1845 by E. Tonnelier was acquired in 1882 by Louis Ravinet . In 1891, Charles D’Enfert entered into a partnership with Louis Ravinet and the company took the denomination of Ravinet d’Enfert. Ravinet d’Enfert was located in Paris for more than a century at the Hotel de Caumartin, 83 rue du Temple in the « Marais ». The company was specialized in production of silver forks and spoons and silverware in general. The company participated on a regular basis in exhibitions and received high rewards: Gold medals at the Lyon Universal Exhibition in 1894 and Brussels in 1897.
  • Creator:
    Hermès (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 1.5 in (3.81 cm)Diameter: 1.75 in (4.45 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1930s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Victoria, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU8397238198972
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