Offered for your consideration is this 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 classic late 19th Century Parisian style pattern with fine wavy lines and tiny dots. The centralised oval cartouche is in Napoleon III era style, embellished with hand-engraved monogram.
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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 mark of French silversmith's lozenge shape, but the letters are not legible.
Measurements & Condition
Cup measures 2.2" (5.7 cm) tall x 3.9" (10 cm) diameter at top. Weight 6.88 Troy ounces (214 grams.)
Saucer measures 6.4" (16.3 cm) diameter x 0.4" (1.2 cm) high. Weight 3.72 Troy ounces (116 grams.)
Total weight of 2 pc: 10.60 Troy ounces / 330 grams.
Excellent Estate Condition with some age-related light scratch marks from long years of right use. A very tiny, dimple-like dent on the edge of saucer to note. Otherwise in excellent shape.
(Item Reference No.840)
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