Authentic press fruits of table or counter with screw of the Second Empire (1850/1870) made in Paris.
Body in cast iron marked in foundry " DESENNE DEPOSÉ A PARIS " which are the words of this period indicating that a patent was deposited.
System with screw activating a piston in a metallic cylinder with numerous holes, placed in a tank of reception equipped with a spout and a removable sliding shutter.
A support wooden base holds the mechanism. The base is fixed to four feet of cast iron in " legs of lion " typical feet of objects and furniture of the Second Empire (Napoleon III).
Dimensions: maximum Height 52 cms (20 ").
Width: 26 cms (10 inches) feet included.
The tank measures 16 x 16 x 13 cms (6,5 x 6,5 x 5 inches) Magnificent object of about 150 to 170 years old, which would nest perfectly in any type of decoration by bringing him a touch and a former real French antique stamp.