FRENCH ART DECO SILVER CHAMPAGNE BUCKETby Ravinet d'Enfert
France, circa 1920's/1930's
12 7/8" high; 13 1/8" wide
21 pounds gross
Large silver champagne bucket on 4 cubes of black marble on silver foot resting on circular black marble base and with black marble handles.
Impressed with Minerve for 950 silver/ Ravinet d'Enfert poincon RD with 3-leaf clover.
Ravinet d'Enfert History :
The company founded in 1845 by E. Tonnelier was acquired in 1882 by Louis Ravinet (1854-1925). In 1891, Charles d'Enfert (1865-1960) entered into a partnership with Louis Ravinet and the company took the name Ravinet d'Enfert. Ravinet d'Enfert has been 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. For silverplated items, nickel silver models were manufactured in the Mouroux factory (Seine et Marne) created in 1895 by Louis Ravinet.
In 1923, Louis Ravinet and Charles d'Enfert transferred to their sons André Ravinet and Jacques d'Enfert (1900-1982) the company management.
The firm participated on a regular basis in exhibitions and received high rewards: gold medals at the Lyon Universal Exhibition in 1894 and Brussels in 1897. Ravinet d’Enfert exhibited at the International exhibitions of 1900, 1925 and 1937, and obtained a silver medal in Brussels in 1958.
$22,000 - Inv. #428