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Flamant and Champenois: Two French Sterling Silver Sauce Boats Trays
Stunning elegant PAIR of sauce boats and trays made by Parisian silversmiths Flamant and Champenois. Comprised of the finest French sterling, .950/1000, the boats rest upon four finely chased shell topped feet. The handle mounted with rocailles. The graceful formed tray edged with strapping and on either end finished with chased floral foliate accents. Condition is very good! There is a monogram on one tray, which I make out to be "TB". But I am notorious for being terrible at decrypting these fancy interlaced monograms. The other tray has some very small areas of discoloration, like tarnish spots; and it has a very slight wobble. These are faint and minor; but even though your guests may not notice, I want you to know. Both pieces are marked with the .950 sterling guarantee and the maker's punch for Flamant & Champenois. The sauce that is not monogrammed has marks that are harder to make out; but they are there and they correspond exactly to the other sauce. The size of the boats varies very slightly. The larger weighs 575 grams, each are 10" long and 6" wide. One is 5" tall, the other 4.75" tall, and the latter weighs 525 grams. There is never enough gravy at our table on holidays! So two sauce boats are a must. These are lovely and so elegant and classic, they will blend well with a myriad of services.
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