Anne of Austria beaker
The Anne of Austria tumbler is a masterpiece from the lifelong collection of silverwork assembled by Louis-Victor Puiforcat. It stands out among these precious objects forged for the crowned heads of Europe by the greatest silversmiths of past centuries, applying their remarkable savoir-faire. Queen Anne of Austria, mother of Louis XIV, is said to have presented this solid gold chalice to one of her attendants, Anne Gabory. We may never know if this tale is apocryphal. Nevertheless, the beaker remains a rare specimen of the golden tableware prized by 16th century monarchs.
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