Offered for your consideration is this very beautiful Antique French Sterling Silver Soup Ladle from Early 19th Century. This fine serving piece is finely crafted in highest quality French sterling silver and weighs heavy 9.9 oz (282 grams), gorgeously decorated with shell motifs and contoured pattern on the handles. Elegant interlaced monogram MD on the spatula.
Hallmarked 1. French Michel-Ange No.1 mark, guaranteed at least 950/1000 purity sterling silver (higher than standard 925 sterling!) used in Paris between 1819-1838. 2. Control mark of City of Paris. 3. Silversmith Victoria Josephine GODOT, active at 380 rue St. Denis between 1832-1836. 4. French Minerva No.1 Mark, probably re-controlled on public auction in the past.
Measurements & Condition
14.17 inch (36 cm) long x 3.74 inch (9.5 cm) wide at the bowl. Weight 9.9 oz (282 grams)
Excellent Estate Condition. Completely cleaned and polished by a master silversmith in Paris. Ready to grace your table right after you open the package! Some age-related light scratch marks here and there, but nothing unusual. Please refer the detail photos.
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