Art Deco French sterling silver 2pc tumbler or wine cup and napkin ring set. Both pieces with elegant design decorated with raised scalloped sea shells. The tumbler features a classic tapering cylindrical form with flared rim, on a circular pedestal base. In good to excellent vintage condition. Hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark, in use from 1838, which depicts 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). Bearing maker's marks for silversmiths Louis Lenain & Fils (son), active from 1920 to 1929 at 16 rue Dupetit-Thouars in Paris. The tumbler stands 3 1/8" height x 2 5/8" diameter opening. Napkin ring is 2" diameter x 1" tall. Total silver weight: 116 grams. Housed in the original fitted presentation box retailed by Lenain in Paris. Box shows some wear commensurate with age, measures 6 1/2" x 3 5/8" x 3" height.
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