Gorgeous & rare antique French vermeil or 18k gold on sterling silver 4pc hors d’oeuvre serving set with large matching 10” ladle and original fitted storage and/or presentation box! All as ornate as can be with a beautiful Louis XVI style pattern to the sterling handles including rocaille and scrolling tendrils framing ornate interlaced “RG” monograms (even on the vermeil end of the sugar tongs). Floral & foliate themed engravings on the vermeil or gold plated portions and all pieces in wonderful, perfectly usable condition. All pieces bear the post-1838 French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "1" within that mark means they have .950 silver content (95% pure so higher than the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). Our reference book tells us that the silversmith marks are for Louis Ravinet & Charles Denfert, Paris circa 1891-1912 though it must be incorrect! The gold embossed stamp inside the box reads “1786 Maison Robert-Degeresme , Lanier-Robert, Orfevre Joaillier, 18 Rue St Sulpice, Paris”. That would mean the actual makers were Degeresme Robert & Robert Lanier (c. 1911) of Paris. A lovely set, don't miss it. Thanks!
Very good to excellent condition. Some very light surface scuffs but no damage to note and I see no losses to the gold plated portions. The box is in fine shape, as you can see in the images, working clasps and entirely intact. See pictures for measurements.
Antique French 18k Gold on Sterling Silver 4pc Hors d’Oeuvre Set, Matching 10” Ladle & Orig. Box
$747 $995 SALE