Elegant French sterling silver large soup / serving spoon. The handle features a classical form enhanced stylized acanthus foliage accented with oak leaves and acorns. Monogrammed with interlaced initials DB or BD. In good condition with signs of general use. Measures 10 3/8" length. Weighs 113.2 grams. 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). Maker's marks for silversmith Charles Tirbour, active from 1897 at 8 rue des Haudriette, Paris. View our other listings for matching pieces in this pattern.
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