This is a 'FIND'. A magnificent dessert set with 12 spoons, 2 serving pieces and a sterling silver vermeil adorned serving dish all with the original serving box. Immaculate condition. The flatware decorated in exquisite Louis XV rococo style with strapped cartouches at the handle tips, an excellent ascending acanthus leaf confection, finely detailed shell on the handle top at the back, and more. The service ends are coated in 22k gold. The serving dish is glass, cut glass! While the glass bowl is lovely cut glass; however, is is not original to the set. The sterling ormolu trim is original to the set and matches perfectly of course. The rim is covered with gold plated sterling silver rim with more floral bouquets, swags and ribbons. Absolutely stunning set. The original box is in decent condition; shows some wear on the outside chiefly. Inside there is wonderful honey colored velvet and silken satin. Very unusual to say the least; to find a set like this that is so complete, in such great conditioned and has a serving dish. Naturally, since the glass portion of the bowl is not original, only the amazing ormolu and sterling trim, the price is marked lower accordingly.
Dimensions: the serving spoon is 8 5/8" long, 2.75" wide and weighs 310 grams. The slice is 9 3/8" long, 1.75" wide and weighs 385 grams. The dessert spoons are 65 grams each; 5" long and 1 3/8" wide. The dish is 9.5" diameter, 1 1/8" deep. Finally, the box is 17" long, 19.5" wide and 3.5" high or deep. The initials FB or FB are on the box and all flatware pieces.
Marks: All silver parts marked with the Minerve 1st titre, sterling guarantee for .950 silver. The maker's punch clearly visible on each piece: the initials ES with a lyre; punch for Eugene Schifferlet, Paris 1892-1902.
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