Antique French Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs & Sifter Spoon Set
Antique French Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs & Sifter Spoon Set
Antique French Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs & Sifter Spoon Set
Antique French Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs & Sifter Spoon Set
Antique French Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs & Sifter Spoon Set
Antique French Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs & Sifter Spoon Set
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Antique French Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs & Sifter Spoon Set

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Belle Epoque era antique French sterling silver 2-piece coffee/tea and dessert set. The serving pieces comprising of a sugar sifter spoon and sugar tongs. The handles patterned with elegant Louis XVI/Rococo styling, decorated with scrolling foliage, rocailles and flowers around an asymmetrical cartouche monogrammed with interlaced LL initials. The sifter spoon having a fluted and intricately pierced bowl, meant for sprinkling powdered sugar over fruit or dessert. The sugar tongs are finished with stylized lion paws tipped with fierce claws. A beautiful serving set kept in the original fitted presentation storage box. Both pieces are fully hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark, which depicts 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 .925 sterling). Bearing maker's marks for silversmiths Louis Ravinet & Charles Denfert, active 1891-1912 at 83 rue du Temple, Paris. Sugar spoon measures 8 1/8" length. The sugar tongs are 6 1/8" length. Total silver weight is 153.1 grams. Box measures 10" x 5".

 

 

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