Elegant Antique French 18k Gold on Silver 12pc Teaspoon Set, in Box. 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" 12pc coffee or tea spoon set in original gilt embossed black leather casket or box, ornate pattern 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 set kept in what is most likely the original storage and/or presentation case. Opulent black leatherette with gold embossed decoration and a clasp with "JM Depose" inscribed on it. The interior with the original red 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.
There are also tiny diamond shaped silversmith marks on the handle stems of "NV" though I haven't found a definitive reference yet. Will add when I do.Very good to excellent condition. A 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, as you can see in the images. 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). This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.