Elegant antique French hallmarked sterling silver 4pc hors d'oeuvres serving implement set with foliate pattern, reticulated bowls and in the original fitted storage and/or presentation box! A beautiful set, don't you think! Four pieces consisting of a spatula or scoop, fork & two reticulated spoons. All bear the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "1" within those marks designate them as being in .950 silver (95% pure and higher than the .925 standard for sterling silver). The silversmith marks are there but I can't quite make them out, possibly for Lapparra & Gabriel (as is the similar piece we have listed), Paris c. 1902-1923. The box is marked "Ancne Maison Grosjean, E. Bader, Besancon". Still in the original embossed maroon box, too! A wonderful set, one you'll love to get out and use at every occasion.
Very good-excellent condition. It looks like we might have missed polishing these before photographing, there is some tarnish visible in the pictures, sorry. No damage or repairs though. The box has some surface marks but is, as you can see, in great shape with age considered. 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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