Offered for your consideration is a very beautiful Antique French Sterling Silver Asparagus Server Tongs with unique pushing mechanism. The handle is made of sterling silver 950/1000 purity, finely adorned with elegant Louis XVI style symmetrical decoration with acanthus, berried laurel, and interlaced ribbon borders. The wide and unique blades are metal-silverplated, ravishingly decorated with hand-engraved floral and foliage pattern with ribbon bow on intricately pierced surface. This Asparagus Server is nicely housing in its original presentation box.
A perfect gift idea and great addition to your collection .. Don't miss out this sparkling treasure!
Hallmarked the French Minerva No.1 Titre on the handle, 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 of Joseph Crossard, 36 rue de Montmorency, Paris, active 1900-1920.
Measurements & Condition
Asparagus Tongs measure 10.4" (26.5 cm) long x 3.9" (10 cm) wide at blade x 0.7" (2 cm) wide at handle.
Weight 7.61 troy ounces / 237 grams.
The box measures 12.2 x 5.5 x 2.7" (31 x 14 x 7 cm.)
Total weight w/presentation box 21 oz (596 grams.)
Excellent Estate Condition with some age-related light scratch marks from long years of light use. The box is in good antique condition; the open/close hinge is slightly loose, but it still protects the tongs nicely. Please refer the detail photos.
(Item Reference No.848)
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