This is a stunning example of Antique French Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter or serving spoon from early 19th Century. The spoon has elegant Double-Fillet contoured pattern on the handle, embellished with highly detailed hand engraving Coat of Arms with a shield and two winged lion supporters with eagle's head. It is wholly made of finest quality French sterling silver .950 purity and weighs heavy 3.24 oz (92g.)
As hallmarks we have French Michel-Ange No.1 mark (Vieillard) which guaranteed .950 purity sterling silver, used in Paris 1819 till 1838. This is one of the highest quality silver in the world, purer than standard .925 sterling. The maker's mark is that of "Bazil Chenaillier" 3 rue de Harlay, worked in Paris since 1807 (date of the mark struck-off is unknown.) There are also two silver guarantee marks of Paris.
8.5" (21.7cm) long x 2.5" (6.7cm) wide at bowl, 3.24 oz (92 grams)
Excellent Condition as age. Less than usual light scratches from long years of light use. Please refer the detail photos I added.
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