Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver | 29 November 2017
A matched electro-plated dinner service by Elkington & Co
Sold for £700
A matched electro-plated dinner service by Elkington & Co., date codes for 1894 and 1907, hexalobed with gadrooned rims, engraved with a cypher ENE beneath a crown, comprising: seventeen 26cm (10in) plates for 1894, two for 1907 and three unmarked and unengraved; one 31.5cm (12 1/2in) quatrefoil serving plate; and a 36.5cm (14 1/4in) octofoil serving plate, both engraved with a cypher beneath a crown (24)
The cypher appears to be for Emperor Louis-Napoleon and his wife Eugenie. After the Battle of Sedan on 1st September 1870, during the Franco-Prussian war, the family left France for exile in England. Napoleon III died in 1873.
Eugenie, comtesse de Teba, original name Eugenia Maria de Montijo de Guzman (1826-1920), wife of Napoleon III and empress of France (1853-70), came to have an important influence on her husband's foreign policy. After the death of her husband she continued to play a dominant role in Bonapartist political activities. When her son died in 1879 she assumed the role of the grande dame in exile.
Engraving is crisp, plating in in generally good condition throught, light to heavy scratches to the surface throughout
Wednesday 29 November 2017, 10.00am
Sunday 26 November
10am - 2pm
Monday 27 November
9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 28 November
9am - 4.30pm
Day of sale from 8.30am