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Antique French 18K Gold Vermeil on .800/1000 Silver 15pc Tea Service, Rosewood Box
Elegant antique French Napoleon III era 15pc tea service set, richly gilded sterling silver or 'vermeil' consisting of twelve teaspoons, sugar tongs, tea scoop & strainer and all beautifully kept in the original fitted rosewood & brass inlay presentation box! One of two beautiful old boxed vermeil tea sets that we're adding today, this one with the hard to find matching tea scoop and teapot strainer but the other equally gorgeous with armorial style crown & crest engraved handles... be sure to take a look at both while you're with us. Thanks! This set in a rich gilded finish, actually 18k gold plated silver. The post 1878 French Mercure or Mercury head hallmark on all pieces, 2nd titre designating .800 silver content so they're not quite at the .925 standard for sterling but solid silver nonetheless. The silversmith marks are for Lambert & Vueve Jozan, Paris circa 1849. Great set, great box and guaranteed to please!
Very good-excellent condition! No damage to note other than two thin brass strips missing from the front & rear edge of the box lid. All original, matching & complete. Missing the key to the box, sorry :). The spoons each weigh 14 grams, the scoop and strainer are each 14 grams and the tongs are 38 grams (total weight for all pieces of 7.5 troy ounces or 234 grams). See pictures for measurements.
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Susan Dean, San Marcos, CA
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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