Superb antique Belle Epoque/Art Nouveau era French sterling silver coffee or tea cup and saucer set. Decorated with a relief of clovers and shamrocks. The figural handle is casted silver, crafted in the form of a shamrock with fine details and openwork. Gold vermeil interior to the cup. A wonderful set, beautifully crafted of quality silver and of charming decoration.Hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark, which guaranteed the finest quality French sterling silver of. 950/1000 purity in use from 1838 95% pure silver and a higher grade than the standard. In good condition with general wear commensurate with age and use. Cup measures 3" width with handle x 2 3/8" height, having a 2 1/8 diameter opening. Saucer is 4 3/8 diameter.
Total silver weight is 132.7 grams.