Magnificent antique French hallmarked sterling silver 10 3/4" covered tureen, legumier or serving dish with elegant shaping, ornate rococo style foliate accented handles and armorial style engraved heraldry or crest with royal crown, unicorns & lion passant! A fine large serving dish, the bowl has an impressive 8" diameter (lid is 8 1/4") and the piece stands 5.5" tall! Masterfully crafted old French sterling silver, the piece weighs 28.2 troy ounces or 876 grams total (lid & base)! The French Minerve or Minerva hallmark on the lid and bowl, the tiny number "1" within those marks designates it as being in .950 silver (95% pure and higher than the .925 standard for sterling silver). Silversmith marks are there but only partially legible so I've not been able to find reference or a more exact date for them. A beautiful piece, one you'll love to use whenever possible! We also have another fabulous tureen currently listed, also French sterling silver with a similar style so be sure to browse some while you're with us (you won't regret it). Thanks!
Very good-excellent condition. A tiny dimple or two possible but, as you can see, there are no dents, no damage or repairs to note. Some very light surface scuffs on the curved sides. An exceptional old French sterling silver serving dish, don't miss it! See pictures for measurements.
Item ID: 812tur2
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Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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