A wonderful late 19th French sterling silver pie / tart server. Empire in style with original presentation box . The ornate sterling silver handle has the head of Minerva stamp for 950 sterling silver. The serving part or blade is gilt with carved decorative etched elements. I am told that the silversmith was: Doué Frères, 79 rue du Temple - Paris. This company was active in 1880. The server measures 12.8" (32.5 cm) in length.