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1850's French Silver Mechanical Pepper Mill, Minerva 950 Silver Mark

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A wonderful and rare 19th c. French Silver Mechanical Pepper Mill c. 1850's
Beautiful Repousse foliate garland swag with winged Putti 
around the barrel of this pepper mill which is resting on 4 Hoofed Feet
Monogram crest 
Makers mark: Paillard Brothers Paris France
Minerva: .950 silver mark 
Crab mark: small object guarantee mark on body of mill
Eagle mark: small object guarantee mark on bottom flap

Total Height 4 1/8",
Body height 3 1/8",
widest point across 2 7/8", 
Widest point on body 2 1/2"
Total Weight:  230 g.                                   id, 60   loc. F

Very good working condition, various small dents from use over the years, no obvious repairs,
 this piece could use a good silver polish    (please see all photos to appreciate this piece)