Gorgeous antique French hallmarked Belle Epoque to Victorian era sterling silver chocolate or tea cup & saucer set, each with a wonderfully unique shaping, floral accented handle and acanthus accents to the saucer! Isn't this pair wonderful! Perfect larger size for a breakfast treat, fill it with granola topped yogurt, fresh fruit or even an icy dessert later in the day. The French Minerve or Minerva hallmark on each piece, the tiny number "1" within those marks designate it as being in .950 silver (95% pure and higher than the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). Silversmith marks on the saucer are are for Alphonse Debain, Paris c. 1911-1916. "CB" silversmith marks on the cup so they're not original to each other. The cup is older, by Charles Buzot, 16 rue Michel-le-Compte, Paris circa 1835-1859. One two elegant old French oversized chocolate, coffee or tea cup & saucer sets that we're adding today so be sure to browse some while you're with us. Thanks!
Very good condition. There is visible tarnish still in the deep recesses of the cup and some spots on the saucer but I see no bends, dents or damage. NOTE: These chocolate cups are huge -larger by far than a typical tea cup, and grossly larger than the French 'cafe'' or coffee cup, which is a demi-tasse. The sizes are noted in our images.
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Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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