Lefebre French sterling silver 18-karat gold salt cellars pair, spoons, box. circa 1896
Head of Minerve first titre for 950/1000 on salt cellars and spoons 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).
Fabulous French sterling silver 18-karat gold salt cellars two-pieces. Each ornately decorated in Neoclassical styling with ribbons pattern. Finished with gilt vermeil interiors and original liners. Model called "Louis XVI" in the catalogue of the Maison Lefebre. This set is presented with its two original spoons and in original box.
Prestigious silversmith: Eugene Lefebre. 14 bis rue des Minimes in Paris. Was active from June 9, 1896 to June 11, 1910.
Measures: 2"9 (7.5 cm) spoons. 2"8 x 2" (7 cm x 5 cm) salt cellars.
Weight: 131 grams. Total weight with original box: 354 grams.
The condition is very good for this set. 18-karat gold finishing is very well preserved. Liners intact, no break or repair. Micro-scratches from normal use. A master silversmith made a complete cleaning and polishing. Exceptional in both design and execution, this fabulous set will grace your table and will delight your guests.
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