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19th Century French Silver-Plated Aide Toi Armorial Engraved Covered Server

Auction Date: December 6, 2019

Sold for: $300

Lot: 2312

First half 19th century.
Decorated with a chased floral motif. Each with scrolled feet, two handles, and gold washed interiors. Each with a Griffin crest, which reads, Aide Toi Dieu TAidera.
1 impressed to one lid and server top, 2 impressed to the other.
Approximate dimensions: 6 1/4 high x 8 1/4 wide x 5 1/2 inches deep..
Condition: Minor loss to plating reveals the copper beneath, mainly to the lids.
Aide Toi was a 19th century French organization whose goal was to stir up the electorate against the govenment during the Bourbon Restoration. Aide Toi Dieu TAidera roughly translates to Aide Toi, God Will Help You.

Auction Date: December 6, 2019

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