Antique 19th century French sterling silver & gilt vermeil 14-piece tea service set. The set comprises of 12 teaspoons, pair of sugar tongs and a tea strainer.
Beautifully patterned handles features trailing leaves on the vine with clusters of berries. Monogrammed with interlaced initials JB. Stylized lion paws adorn the tongs. The tea strainer having a finely pierced and gilded bowl surrounded by scrollwork and rocailles. Housed within the original presentation box with lever clasp, opening to a cream satin and red velvet lined fitted interior retailed for Robert-Roche in Nimes.Please see photos for measurements. Hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark, depicting the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of 950/1000 of 95% pure silver and a higher finesse than. The tea strainer bearing the French hallmark of the wild boar, for. The set is in good condition with general wear. The presentation box showing wear from age and use, having a split on the exterior of the base, though sturdy and houses the set well. Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description. Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor.
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The item "Antique French Sterling Silver Gold Vermeil Tea Service, Spoons Set, Sugar Tongs" is in sale since Monday, June 17, 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.