This is a truly adorable Antique French Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter or Fruits Serving Spoon from early 19th Century Paris. The spoon is wholly made of finest quality French Sterling Silver .950 purity, having lovely shell or scallop shaped bowl with piercing work, accented by small foliage shapes. The handle is decorated with hand engraving scrolls and shield-shaped cartouche. A lovely addition to your collection!
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 "Jean-Baptiste Harleux" 15 rue de Grande-Hurleur, worked in Paris between 1824 till 1834. There is also a silver guarantee marks of Paris.
Measurements 8.5" (21.8cm) long x 2.5" (6.6cm) wide at bowl, 1.82 oz (51.5 grams)
Quite Excellent Condition considering its almost 200 years of age. Some age-related light scratches to note, but otherwise in excellent shape. Please refer the detail photos I added.
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