Gorgeous antique French Louis XVIII to Louis Philippe era vermeil or 18k gold on sterling silver 12pc teaspoon set with sugar tongs and fitted storage and/or presentation box! A beautiful set, this consists of twelve 5 7/8" teaspoons and a near matching 6 5/8" sugar tongs with lions paw pincers. The spoons all bear the French Michelange or Michelangelo hallmark that dates them between 1819-1838. Silversmith marks are for Nicolas Vautrin, Paris circa 1844-1859, 1859-1862, (Jules Boivin, 1862-1881, & Victor Boivin fils, 1897-?, successors). The tongs are not original to the spoons and have the post 1838 French Minerve or Minerva hallmark. The silversmith mark on them appears to read "NV". The box is original to the spoons, an early 1800s piece in tooled burgundy leather and is in fine shape. A stunning set and one that you'll love to get out, use and impress with at every occasion.
Very good-excellent condition. Some signs of age in the box but it is in truly superb condition when age is considered. The box actually is fitted to hold eighteen spoons, the twelve remaining and the sugar tongs complete the set. Some slight signs of vermeil wear to the spoons but all are, as you can see in the images, in superb condition. See pictures for weights and measurements.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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