Offered for your consideration is a very beautiful Antique French Sterling Silver Tea/Coffee/Chocolate Cup & Saucer Set with elegant guilloché engraving decoration. Guilloché is a kind of engine-turned engraving technique that was very popular in late 19C to early 20C in Paris. This Cup & Saucer Set showcases very intricate and gorgeous Rococo style foliage scrolling pattern border guilloché. The casted handle has matching Rococo acanthus design. The interior of the cup has fabulous Vermeil finish (gold-washed over sterling silver.) Both cup and saucer bear a beautiful hand-engraved monogram with interlaced letters, probably CH. This is simply a gorgeous find to be treasured! Don't miss out!
Hallmarked French Minerva No.1 Titre mark on cup and saucer, to guarantee .950 purity sterling silver. This is one of the highest quality sterling silver in the world, purer than standard .925 sterling silver. Maker's mark "Y & F" with an animal in lozenge shape.
Measurements & Condition
Cup measures 2.8" (7.2 cm) tall x 3.6" (9.3 cm) diameter at top. Weight 7.13 Troy ounces (222 grams.)
Saucer measures 6.6" (16.8 cm) diameter x 0.6" (1.5 cm) high. Weight 4.27 Troy ounces (133 grams.)
Total weight of 2 pc: 11.4 Troy ounces / 355 grams.
Excellent Estate Condition, with some age-related light scratch marks from long years of right use. Interior vermeil is slightly faded according to its age, but still nicely presented. Please refer the detail photo.
(Item Reference No.839)
**Contact us for any inquiry or best price, with above Item Reference Number.