Regence Sterling Silver Gilt 22.5" Rectangular Serving/Bar Tray with Handles by Ercuis
Regence Sterling Silver Gilt 22.5" Rectangular Serving Tray with Handles by Ercuis
The Régence style corresponds to the transition period between 1715 and 1723 during which Philippe d’Orléans ruled as Regent after the death of Louis XIV, until Louis XV came of age, i.e. for 13 years and one day. In the decorative arts, this was reflected in a resurgence of imagination and elegance, in contrast to the austere style of the Louis XIV period. New patterns appeared: shells feature prominently, with other natural themes, lines curve gracefully, and shapes become more refined. The pieces of the Ercuis Régence collection appeared in the catalog as early as 1903, and have become classics of silversmithing. The tray was originally part of a tea set. As for the five branch and six-light candelabra, it is made of cast bronze and weighs eleven pounds. The hand-finished chasing work requires eight hours of work.
Serving Tray: 22.5" x 18.875"
Material: Sterling Silver Gilt
Care: Handwash with Silver specific products recommended, Instructions
Note: This product is usually in stock. In the event that this product is back-ordered, there is an estimated 8-week delivery.
Ercuis was founded in 1867 by Adrien Celeste Pillon, a priest from Ercuis in the French department of Oise, north of Paris. In 1880 Ercuis opened their first shop in Paris. Simultaneously they moved away from religious works and towards decorative and artistic flatware and hollowware, which they became renowned for. With evolving styles and trends Ercuis made a transition to more modern styles in 1969, introducing sleek designs to their expert level craftsmanship. Ercuis became an exclusive luxury French brand in 1978. Their products can be seen in multiple luxury hotels in Paris and in parts of northern and southern France including the Royal Monceau Raffles, the Shangri-La Hotel, and the Four Seasons George V. The growing luxury hotel industry on the international and local scale has secured Ercuis as a leading name in the world of luxury.