Debain rare French Sterling silver 18-karat gold tea service, tea spoons, strainer, sugar tong. C. 1880.
A rare French Sterling silver 18-karat gold tea service 14 pieces, it's a production of sterling silver luxury. This complete set is housed within the original presentation box with compartments for each piece, lever clasp, opening to a cream satin and red velvet. The set includes 12 tea spoons with bowls where the inside is covered with gold 18-karat, a tea strainer and a sugar tong. The tea strainer having a finely pierced and gilded bowl surrounded by scrollwork and rocailles. No monograms on the set, just on the box. Undoubtedly collectibles !!!!
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). circa 1880 Prestigious silversmith: Alphonse Debain 79 rue du Temple - Paris, he was active in March 19, 1884.
Gold medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1889 in Paris with an ingenious asparagus grip, a novelty.
Patterns of Alphonse Debain, 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: 5"7 (14.5 cm) 12 teaspoons. 6"5 (16.5 cm) tea strainer. 5"5 (14 cm) sugar tongs.
Weight: 358 grams. Total weight with original box: 1447 grams.
The condition is very good for this set. Micro-scratches from normal use. A master silversmith made a complete cleaning and polishing. The original box shows a signs of its age, though sturdy and houses the set well. An exceptional tea service from the point of view of its design as well as the quality of the engraving, this fabulous set will grace your table and will delight your guests.
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