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Francois-Dominique Naudin French Silver Antique 'Fiddle Thread' Sugar Sifter, Paris, 1819-38

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Made of 950 silver, a higher grade than sterling, this beautiful sugar sifter is a great example of early French silver.

This lovely pattern decorates both sides of the handle and.  On the back is an engraved 'OL' monogram. The bowl exhibits stunning, very fine piercing that has a central flower with leaf and berry designs.

Naudin was an important Parisian silversmith noted for making very fine flatware. His shop, at 6 Place Dauphine, was very close to La Sainte Chapelle and Notre Dame on the Île de la Cité, the island in the center of Paris. Flatware from Naudin's shop would often accompany important services created by Napoleon's imperial silversmith Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot . 

This rare sifter is fully hallmarked. It measures 7.25 inches long, weighs 2.20 troy ounces and is in excellent antique condition.