4pc Antique French .800 Silver Desk Set, Writing Tools, Dip Pen, Letter Opener, Wax Seal
An antique French .800 silver writing or desk set housed in the original fitted presentation box. The set comprises of a dip pen, letter opener, wax seal (with blank matrix) and ink eraser knife. The handles decorated in Neoclassical styling embellished with scalloped shells and gadrooned borders. Each piece is hallmarked with the French head of the wild boar in use from 1838 to indicate a silver content of .800/1000. The mark was typically used on small objects of at least 80% pure silver content, close to .925 sterling. Bearing maker's marks for Louis Legrand, active 1905 to 1928 at 50 rue Charlot, Paris. The set is in overall good condition with general wear. The presentation box or case features a faux green alligator skin patterned leatherette exterior, and cream colored velvet and satin interior, showing some wear commensurate with age. Please see pictures for measurements.