The distinctive style of tableware called "a la Russe" is all the rage in France at the moment. It is recognized by the thin shape of the handles at the end of the implement. This set of six spoons is in this style, with elongated bowls and an ornamental handle. The "a la Russe" style was introduced by Napoleon as a way to dine, where the diners were served in courses, rather than all the food presented at the same time. This then required extra silver ware for each course, so the implements were made narrower to accommodate.
The spoons are all in very good condition with only minor signs of use. The blue velvet box is not original to the set but comes with it. It has an ornamental closure and is quite unique.
Measurements are: 5 1/4" long, bowl is 1" wide.
Six 830 Silver Tea Spoons a la Russe marked O D