Antique mid-19th century French sterling silver egg cup and spoon breakfast set. Richly decorated with gold vermeil finish. The egg cup is features ornate bands and elegant styling, intricately patterned with finely detailed raised relief of grapes, leaves, scrolling foliage and rocailles. The spoon handle enhanced with scrolling and floral motifs framing a blank cartouche with a delightful cherub or angle detail.Both pieces are hallmarked with the post-1838 French Minerve or Minerva 1st standard mark, which guaranteed the finest quality French sterling silver of. 950/1000 purity 95% pure and higher than the. Both pieces are in overall very good condition with beautiful vermeil finish intact.
Egg cup stands 2 3/4" height with a 1 3/4" diameter opening. Spoon is 4 5/8 length. Total silver weight: 44.2 grams. All housed in an old presentation box with red satin lining the fitted interior, likely original. The box shows wear commensurate with age and use, measures 5 3/8" x 3 1/4" x 2 1/8 height.
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Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for dimensions. The item "Antique French Sterling Silver Gold Vermeil Egg Cup and Spoon Breakfast Set, Box" is in sale since Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "micflsun" and is located in Canutillo, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.