Antique French sterling silver set of 11 teaspoons. Richly decorated handles feature Empire styling, with ornate leaves and scrollwork embellished with grapes. The backs with escutcheon shaped medallions bearing monograms of initials RV in Gothic/Old English script. Hallmarked with the Michel Ange or Michelangelo / Vieillard 1st standard silver mark indicating .950/1000 silver, in use from for Paris 1819-1838; followed Paris guaranty mark of the Greek mask for medium-sized items; and the head of the wild boar mark indicating a silver purity of a minimum finesse of .800/1000 in use from 1838. Bearing maker's marks of L Alban for silversmith Louis-Nicholas Alban, whose workshop was located at Rue du Perche, Paris, circa. 1830. In overall good antique condition with general wear commensurate with age and use, some wear/rubbing to the very tip of the bowls on the spoons, the back of the handles with surface scratches/scuffing on the monograms. Measures 5 3/4" length. Total silver weight is 318 grams.