DELIGHTED TO HAVE FOR SALE this exceptional Antique French Sterling Silver Chocolate Cup & Saucer Set for 12 persons! All the 24 pieces (12 cups and 12 saucers) are original, and wholly made of the finest quality French sterling silver .950 purity (higher silver content than standard .925 sterling silver.)
The design is in elegant Napoleon III era style, finely embellished with intricate foliage and scroll pattern using Guilloché engine-turned engraving techniques. The casted sterling silver handle has unique wood branch shape, ornamented with chased decoration to reproduce the definition of the branch's surface. The cups bear hand-engraved interlaced monogram CC. Interior of the cups have gorgeous Vermeil gold-washed finish.
This is the perfect mixture of modern, crisp and clean silhouette with classical ornamentation. This gorgeous Antique French Sterling Silver Chocolate Cup & Saucer Set of 12 pairs would look fabulous on your table, both modern and classical setting. According to the size, we believe the set was intended to savour Chocolat Chaud once - today it is perfect for coffee and tea too. Excellent condition and ready to grace your table. Don't miss out!
Hallmarked French Minerva No.1 Titre mark on each cup and saucer, which guaranteed .950 purity solid sterling silver used in Paris since 1838. Maker's mark of Maison Tallois, Orfevre-Paris.
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Measurements & Condition
Cups: 3.1 inch (8 cm) diameter x 2 inch (5 cm) tall x handle 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Weight of 12 Cups 40 Troy ounces (1,244 grams)
Saucers: 5.5 inch (14 cm) diameter x 0.6 inch (1.4 cm) high.
Weight of 12 Saucers 40.83 Troy ounces (1.270 grams)
Total Weight of Sterling Silver: 80.82 Troy ounces (2,514 grams)
Excellent Estate Condition with minor sign of light use, some age-related light scratch marks and dimple-like tiny dents commensurate with age. Interior Vermeil (gold-washed) is still vivid and richly presented. Please refer the detail photos I added.
(Item Reference No.00745)
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