Decorated with nets on the border, engraved in the center with the great arms of King Louis-Philippe, on a background of tricolor flags, with the scepter and the hand of justice in saltire. The socket decorated with petunia flowers.
Good condition, traces of use.
By Charles Christofle, Paris, 1844-1848.
Goldsmith's hallmarks and registered silver grammage.
Mark "EU" under royal crown and inventory numbers 5735 (tray) and 5913 (bell).
Cloche: H. 26 x W. 54 x D. 35 cm.
Top: L. 57 x D. 37.6 cm.
- Louis-Philippe I (1773-1850), King of the French.
- His daughter, Clémentine d'Orléans (1817-1907), Princess of Saxe-Cobourg and Gotha.
- Then by descent.
This is one of the 4 bells 54 centimeters long, which was the longest of this model, and one of the 4 oval dishes (of bells) 57 centimeters long, present in the inventory "State Christofle Silver Objects taken from the Palais d'Eu" and sent to England to King Louis-Philippe and Queen Marie-Amélie after the February Revolution of 1848 (Documents from the Nemours Collection (300APIV) from the Archives of the Maison de France).