Antique French Sterling Silver Tumbler Cup, Thistle Pattern
Antique 19th century Art Nouveau French sterling silver tumbler. Decorated with a charming motif of thistle flowers and leaves. Hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard hallmark, which depicts the head of the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to designating a silver content of .950/1000 silver (95% pure silver and higher than the standard .925 for sterling silver). Bearing a maker's mark for Parisian silversmith Adolphe Boulenger, active from 1876-1899, whose workshop was located at 4 rue du Vert-Bois in Paris. In overall good condition with general wear. Stands 3 1/4" tall x 2 3/4" diameter opening. Silver weighs 116 grams. Housed in a fitted presentation box measuring 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" height.