Antique French Sterling Silver 950 Gilt Vermeil Tea Service, Set of Spoons, in BoxAntique French Sterling Silver 950 Gilt Vermeil Tea Service, Set of Spoons, in BoxAntique French Sterling Silver 950 Gilt Vermeil Tea Service, Set of Spoons, in BoxAntique French Sterling Silver 950 Gilt Vermeil Tea Service, Set of Spoons, in BoxAntique French Sterling Silver 950 Gilt Vermeil Tea Service, Set of Spoons, in BoxAntique French Sterling Silver 950 Gilt Vermeil Tea Service, Set of Spoons, in BoxAntique French Sterling Silver 950 Gilt Vermeil Tea Service, Set of Spoons, in BoxAntique French Sterling Silver 950 Gilt Vermeil Tea Service, Set of Spoons, in Box

Antique 19th century French sterling silver & gilt vermeil 14-piece tea service set. The set comprises of 12 teaspoons, pair of sugar tongs and a tea strainer. Beautifully patterned handles features trailing leaves on the vine with clusters of berries. Monogrammed with interlaced initials JB. Stylized lion paws adorn the tongs. The tea strainer having a finely pierced and gilded bowl surrounded by scrollwork and rocailles. Housed within the original presentation box with lever clasp, opening to a cream satin and red velvet lined fitted interior retailed for Robert-Roche in Nimes. Please see photos for measurements.

Hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark, depicting the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of 950/1000 (of 95% pure silver and a higher finesse than .925 sterling). The tea strainer bearing the French hallmark of the wild boar, for .800/1000 silver content. Marker’s marks for silversmiths Hénin & Vivier, (1891-1896) of 77 rue des Archives, Paris.

The set is in good condition with general wear. The presentation box showing wear from age and use, having a split on the exterior of the base, though sturdy and houses the set well.

Item ID: SL-1503

Antique French Sterling Silver 950 Gilt Vermeil Tea Service, Set of Spoons, in Box

$1,395 USD

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