OFFERED FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION is this very handsome Antique French Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs, finely created by Cloude Doutre-Roussel, active 1895-, at 118 rue Vieille du Temple, Paris. The Sugar Tongs have beautiful hand-engraved floral decoration with Guilloché engine-turned engraving accent. The pincers are in shape of lion's paws, embellished with gorgeous symmetrical scroll motif and dot. The top has classic acorn-shaped finial. It comes with beautiful antique presentation box. This lovely pair of Antique French Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs would make a welcome addition to your table decor and collection!
Hallmarked French Minerva 1st Standard mark to guaranteed .950 purity sterling silver (higher than standard .925 sterling silver), used in Paris since 1838. Maker's mark D.ROUSSEL in lozenge shape, for Cloude Doutre-Roussel, 118 rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, active 1895.
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Measurements & Condition
6.5 inch (16.5 cm) long x 1.1 inch (2.8 cm) wide, weight 1.63 Troy ounces (51 grams.)
Excellent Estate Condition with trace of minor use. One side has small dent and slightly bending on the middle of handle (only noticeable on close inspection.) Otherwise in very good shape and ready for use.
(Item Reference No.00776)
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