Lovely antique French .800 (80% pure so nearly sterling) silver tea cup & saucer, bead festooned bands on each with fluting & crossed ribbon handle on the cup, large "Monique" inscription and both in wonderful condition! With a French Minerve #2 mark, we know this beautiful cop and saucer are guaranteed to be of at least .800/1000 silver content so just under the .925 standard for "sterling" silver. About the size of a 19th century China tea cup, rare since the French weren't really known as being tea drinkers. This is not the extra large chocolate cup we sometimes offer, and isn't the other little demitasse or very small cup for espresso. Perfect for your own enjoyment, or to give as a special gift. I've shown the silversmith's mark clearly and it's for Adrien Bergeon, Paris circa 1914-1919. Measurements noted on photos, but the set is about the same size as a fine old English china tea cup.
Very good to excellent condition, I find no dents to mention and no flaws other than light surface scuffs. Thick and heavy really, both pieces have a total weight of 5.85 troy ounces or 182 grams. See pictures for measurements.
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