Fabulous collector's set of French silver, that's .800 sterling, circa 1819-1838. The set of cutlery, a Christening gift set, comes in the original presentation box and is in very good to excellent condition! Beautiful strapped repousse decoration with floral, foliate and shell motifs. All silver marked with French guarantees for .800 sterling and with the maker's mark. In addition, the knife blade is marked with a silver medal award for the Paris Exposition 1878; my assumption is that the blade was replaced when the master-smith won this award. Imagine how cherished this set was! Over 170 years old and in such fine condition. Even the hasp on the presentation box works quite well.
Please see photos for dimensions and marks. The marks are as follows: gross and small guarantees in use from 1819 to 1838, the Raphael 2, the Moyenne, & the Ceres. The maker's punch and another mark I am not clear on.
Item ID: 792