Here is a gorgeous old four piece 950/1000 silver service by the Parisian maker, Paul Canaux, dating to about 1900. It is in the Acanthus pattern and the weight is 102 ounces regular, or 2,891 grams-or 93 Troy ounces of silver. Adjusting for the silver content, the set contains 88 troy ounces of pure silver.
The set is in excellent condition with normal wear and is monogrammed. It could use a polishing and some light scratches and a tiny dent on the creamer which I tried photographing. Especially considering its age. I've noticed that when pieces of silver are weighty they are less likely to suffer from dents or similar kinds of damage. Nice and heavy set.
The Cream Pitcher is 5.25" in height. The sugar bowl is 7.00" tall and measures from end to end, 6.50." The mouth is 3.00" in diameter. The coffee pot is 10.00" tall. It measures 8.00" from the tip of the spout to the back side of the handle. The diameter of the mouth is 2.50." The tea pot is 8.75" in height. From the tip of the spout to the back side of the handle measures 8.00"
The pieces are marked "Leverrier" (retailer), "30 Blvd. Malesherbes. They are all marked with the Minerva stamp for 950/1000 silver. The maker's mark, Paul Canaux is in a lozenge. "PC & Cie above an anvil."
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