Antique French 18k Gold on Silver Vermeil 6pc Coffee or Teaspoon Set, "Cafe" Inlay Box, "Dean" Inscription. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure.
No reproduction without prior written consent. We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. Gorgeous antique French Napoleon III era 18k gold on hallmarked solid. 800 (nearly sterling) silver "vermeil" 6pc coffee or tea spoon set in "Cafe" inlaid rosewood casket or box, ornate flatware pattern with "Dean" inscription and all in wonderful condition!A beautiful set, all virtually dripping in gold. Called vermeil, the French most often used 18k gold to plate these old silver pieces and, while we haven't tested these, we're confident that is the case here. The spoon bowls in the old style with pointed tips, the tops of the handles with an ornate pattern consisting of seashell shapes, scrolled foliate, flowers & vines and there are convex cartouches or medallions with "Dean" engraved within. The set kept in what is most likely the original storage and/or presentation case. Opulent as they come with beautiful hardwood veneers, brass inlay strips and brass "Cafe" inlaid in the center. The interior with the original red velvet & silk or satin. Nearly as wonderful as the golden treasures inside! The spoon bowls all bear the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the outer shape and tiny number "2" within means they're in. 800 or better silver content at least 80% pure so just under the.
925 standard for "sterling" silver. Very good to excellent condition. A very slight bit of wear to the gold plating visible on some of the raised decoration and a faint bend possible on the handle stems. The box is in great shape, no missing or lifting inlays and the push button clasp works just fine.See pictures for measurements and silver weight. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item "Antique French 18k Vermeil 6pc Coffee or Teaspoon Set, Cafe Inlay Box, Dean" is in sale since Thursday, August 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.
The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.