Antique French Sterling Silver Tea / Coffee Cup & Saucer Set, Henin & Cie, Louis XVI DecorationAntique French Sterling Silver Tea / Coffee Cup & Saucer Set, Henin & Cie, Louis XVI DecorationAntique French Sterling Silver Tea / Coffee Cup & Saucer Set, Henin & Cie, Louis XVI DecorationAntique French Sterling Silver Tea / Coffee Cup & Saucer Set, Henin & Cie, Louis XVI DecorationAntique French Sterling Silver Tea / Coffee Cup & Saucer Set, Henin & Cie, Louis XVI Decoration

Antique 19th century French sterling silver demitasse tea or coffee cup and saucer set. Beautifully crafted, of the finest quality French .950 purity solid silver. The cup is a lovely with a good weight in hand and both pieces are elegant in styling. Patterned with Louis XVI style ribbon and reed borders. The finely casted handle features a scaled motif with acanthus details. Hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark, which guaranteed the finest quality French sterling silver of .950/1000 purity in use from 1838 (95% pure silver and a higher grade than the standard .925 for sterling). Bearing makers marks for Henin and Cie of 33 rue des Archives - Paris, active from May 11, 1875 to July 3, 1891. In overall good condition with general surface wear from use. The cup having two shallow dimples to the side and a slight indent to the rim opening as shown. Cup stands 2" height x 3 3/8" wide with the handle. Saucer measures 5" diameter. Total silver weight of 197.8 grams.

Item ID: SL-1763

Antique French Sterling Silver Tea / Coffee Cup & Saucer Set, Henin & Cie, Louis XVI Decoration

$595 USD

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