Offered for your consideration is this elegant Antique French Sterling Silver Soup/Serving Spoon from very early of 19th Century. The pattern of this lovely spoon is called Uni-Plat, simple, yet elegant form with slight bent on the middle of the handle. It bears a hand engraved name "E.Paulingue"; add a scent of history and style to this piece. It wholly made of finest quality French sterling silver and weighs 2.51 oz (71.3 grams.) True to the classic French flatware style, the pointed bowl is so large it can be use as a serving piece.
Hallmarked 1. French Minerva No.1 mark, which guaranteed the finest quality .950 purity sterling silver (higher than standard .925 sterling,) used in Paris since 1838. It probably passed an auction after 1838. 2. Maker's mark of Leonard Chatenet, 6 rue Ste-Anne, active 1807 till 1830 in Paris. 3. Guarantee mark of City of Paris used between 1798-1809. 4. French Coq (Rooster) No.1 mark, used in Paris between 1798-1809.
Measurements & Condition
21.3 cm (7.2 inch) long x 4.5 cm (1.5 inch) wide. Weight 71.3 grams (2.51 oz)
Excellent Condition considering its age. Some usual age-related light scratch marks and a few dimple-like tiny dents to note. Otherwise in very good shape, ready to grace your well-set table.
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