Soufflot French sterling silver 18-karat gold strawberry set musical instruments.
Head of Minerve 1st titre for 950/1000 French sterling silver vermeil guarantee. The quality of the gold used to recover sterling silver is a minimum of 750 mils (18-karat).
The design and workmanship of this set is exceptional. Fantastic french strawberry set two pieces in all sterling silver. Silver-gilt upper parts and handles with sophisticated and unusual neoclassical pattern with musical instruments, flowers and foliage. The set is presented in its original box.
Prestigious silversmith: Henri Soufflot. 89 rue Turbigo, Paris. He was active from April 14, 1884 to April 30, 1910.
Patterns of Henri Soufflot, one of the most famous French silversmith of the 19th century were acquired by the prestigious silversmith Emile Puiforcat (Hermès) that perpetuates today the heritage of excellence of this silversmith.
Measures: 8"7 (22 cm) strawberry spoon. 8" (20.4 cm) sugar sifter spoon.
Weight: 162 grams. Total weight with original box: 622 grams.
The condition is very good to excellent for this set. Micro-scratches from use. A master silversmith made a complete cleaning and polishing. Rare, exceptional in both design and execution. Certainly one of the most extraordinary model of the French silversmithing of the 19th century, this set will grace your table and will delight your guests.