European Continental Silver 800 or 900 Silver Demitasse Hot Chocolate Servers with Lenox Porcelain Cup (5 Available)
Although I found these pieces together the dates of each are probably years apart. From Europe, I offer 5 silver cup holders - demitasse - hot chocolate - espresso - that have a porcelain insert by Lenox. I believe the holders are from the 20s or 30s while the Lenox inserts are from the 40s or 50s. But if I'm wrong, I'm wrong.
The silver holders are tarnished - I did not polish before photographing. There is no monogram on any of the pieces. The Lenox insert has one THICK gold line on the inside and a thin one on the out.
Condition: Excellent with no problems I can spot - the silver just needs a light polish.
Metal Content: Being Continental they are either 800 or 900 silver.
Hallmarks: After searching forever, I found 2 punch marks at the bottom front of the holder however I cannot make them out completely. They do indicate silver content and a European manufacture. Green Lenox Hallmark.
Size: Silver cup: Height is 1-13/16" high; width from side to edge of handle is 2-5/8". Porcelain insert: 2-1/8" high; width at the top is 2-1/4".
Weight: 43 grams ea approx silver holder only.
Final Comments: I have a total of 12 of these beauties in all but because the porcelain cups are slightly different I have separated the pieces into matching sets. Buy one or buy them all. NOTE: Shipping is set at $6.00 for each cup - if you buy more than one, then I will adjust the postage to the correct amount - please do not pay until I have adjusted the postage .
NOTE: St. Louis is headquarters to one of the best consignors to my shop. They take in a lot of silver flatware and hollow ware as part trade for sale of their jewelry. Some of the pieces are wonderful and I want to save as many as I can from being scrapped so I will be offering as many silver items as possible. When I can, I will beat anyone’s price on RL. I want to turn over the silver inventory quickly so I can keep loading in more. St. Louis was a boom city in the 1800s and the silver inventory here is legendary. For those who know, the 1904 World’s Fair held one of the largest competitions in silver design – all the big maker names of the day competed and a lot of the winning pieces stayed in St. Louis after the Fair ended. So keep watching my listings, I never know what I am going to have week to week – all I know is it will be varied, fabulous and deserving of a good home.
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Continental Silver Demitasse Holders Lenox Porcelain Insert
$45 ea.Quantity available: 5