Absolutely gorgeous antique French Belle Epoque era COMPLETE matching 5pc sterling silver serving implement set with ornate Rococo Renaissance style pattern including cherub or putti figures, monogram medallions sans monograms AND all beautifully kept in a fitted storage and/or presentation box! A wonderful set, complete and all pieces with matching pattern. The set includes meat carving knife, fork and gigot, salad serving fork & spoon and the storage case/box! Hallmarked sterling silver handles, the French Minerve or Minerva on each, the tiny number "1" mark within designates them as being .950 silver content (95% pure, higher than the .925 standard for sterling silver). Silversmith marks are for Emile Ziegler, Paris circa 1892-1905. Celluloid tines & bowl on the salad serving pair, original steel tines & blade on the meat serving pieces. All original and all in wonderful shape, gorgeous!
Very good condition. A slight dimple possible to the silver handles, some tarnish and/or corrosion to the steel (pre-stainless steel). There is a bit of age discoloration on the salad pieces. The box appears original, all pieces fit and the box itself is in great shape. The interior of the lid has a gold embossed stamp/mark that reads "Manche Argent Controle, Paris". See pictures for measurements.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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