Art Nouveau French Sterling Silver Glass Tumbler & Spoon Set
Antique French sterling silver and gilt vermeil tumbler and spoon set. The glass features exquisite intaglios engravings of Art Nouveau flowers and sinuous curling vines. Mounted with an opulent sterling silver base enhanced with opulent reticulated filigree. Richly decorated with palmettes, lavish scrolling foliage and rosettes. The matching spoon features a long handle crowned with a plamette accented by acanthus foliage. Both pieces are hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark used from 1838 to 1919, 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). And bearing maker's marks for Parisian silversmith Edmond Molle, active 1898-1919 at 114 rue du Temple, Paris. In very good condition. No chips or cracks to the glass. Drinking glass/tumbler is 3 1/4" tall with a 2 1/2" diameter opening. The spoon measures 7" length. Complete and housed in the original fitted presentation box, the box showing wear from use and age. The box measures 9" length x 5" width x 4" height.