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Gorgeous Antique French Sterling Silver 2pc Salad Serving Implement Pair, Figural Cherub or Putti
Elegant antique French sterling silver handled 2pc salad serving implement or utensil pair, each with ornate Renaissance Rococo style pattern including angel, cherub or putti figures, ornate interlaced monograms and original fitted storage and/or presentation box! Aren't these gorgeous! Salad serving spoon and fork, each 11 1/8" in length and both as ornate as can be! The handles bear the post-1838 French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "1" within those marks means they're in .950 silver (95% pure and higher than the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). Silversmith marks are for Eugene Lefebvre, Paris circa 1896-1910. Glorious, an elegant addition to your formal dining ensemble and guaranteed to impress! We're also adding a 5pc serving set, including the meat carving pieces with knife, fork & gigot in the same ornate pattern so be sure to browse a bit while you're with us. Thanks!
Very good to excellent condition. Very, very faint dimples and surface scuffs to the sterling handles but no dents, damage or repairs. The celluloid spoon bowl and fork tines are all in great shape with just a tiny bit of age darkening at the tips. The box is also in great shape, with matching gold embossed "LR"? monogram on the lid. The interior lid lining is slightly age darkened and has a mark that reads "J. Colombon, 3 Rue de la Republique, Marseille". See pictures for all measurements.
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San Marcos, CA
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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