Antique Belle Epoque era French sterling silver ice cream / dessert set. Comprising of 12 spoons and 2 servers, all housed in the original box. Featuring finely engraved bowls and blade, enhanced in gold vermeil finish. Tipped with elegant handles patterned with a charming motif of leaves and berries. Hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark used from 1838, which depicts the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of 950/1000 (of 95% silver and a higher finesse than .925 sterling). Bearing maker's marks for Henin & Cie, this mark was in use from 1875 to the early 1900's. Serving knife measures 11 1/2" length; Serving spoon is 10 1/8"; spoons measure 4 7/8". Total silver weight is 457 grams. In overall good antique condition, some wear commensurate with age and use. The presentation box with wear, staining to the interior, the back with a broken hinge. Box measures 13" x 9 1/2" x 1 7/8" height.