Elegant antique French Belle Epoque era sterling silver "ecuelle" or legumier, a single serving dish or bowl in wonderful condition with Classical laurel & acanthus accenting, pierced or reticulated side handles and wonderful condition! A very alluring and unique piece, the bowl itself has a 4.5" diameter and is 6 5/8" wide with the handles. The French Minerve or Minerva hallmark on the side of the bowl and the side handles, the tiny number "1" within those marks designates .950 silver content (95% pure silver and higher than the .925 standard for sterling silver). The silversmith marks are for Boin-Taburet, Paris and Henin Freres & Cie. of Paris, circa 1865-1872. A wonderful piece, simple enough to fit into an existing fine silver service but unique enough to stand out and attract compliments! Perfect to spoil yourself with yogurt in the morning or, perhaps, sorbet, ice cream or other desserts in the evening. One of three similar pieces that we've recently added so, be sure to browse some while you're with us. Thanks!
Very good condition. A small dimple or two here and there and the inside of the bowl has more of a satin finish than gloss but, as you can see, they don't come much finer! Some darkened markings to the outside of the dish, almost like shadows in the silver but they're more visible in the images than in person. See pictures for measurements.