This is a very beautiful and rare Antique French Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter from late 18th Century in excellent condition! It is wholly made of the finest quality French sterling silver .950 purity (higher than standard .925 sterling) and weighs heavy 101.9 grams (3.59 oz.) The handle got classic Double-Fillet contoured rim pattern with a large hand engraving interlaced monogram, probably LJ. The bowl has intricate scrolling pattern of piercing. The piece is large enough to be used as a serving piece - a treasure from the past to your present!
It bears a history of hallmarks, including 1. Silver guarantee mark of Paris, association of silversmith's 1793-1797. 2. Jurande de Paris (a letter with crown on top), 1789. 3. Poincon de Recense, of Paris, the Head of Republic mark, 1798. 4. Clover guarantee mark (twice.) 5. French silversmith maker's mark (unable to read.) 6. French Boar's Head mark, used in Paris since 1838, probably added later to pass an auction. The reason it stamped so many hallmarks is probably because it was made at French Revolution era.
Measurements & Condition
22 cm (8.7 inch) long x 6.8 cm (2.7 inch) wide at the bowl. Weight 101.7 grams (3.59 oz)
Excellent condition! Less than usual, age-related light scratch marks. Considering its more than 200 years of age, this Sugar Sifter is in almost p-r-i-s-t-i-n-e, pristine condition!
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