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I AM PUTTING UP FOR AUCTION, MANY OF OUR TREASURES THAT WE HAVE COLLECTED
OVER OUR YEARS TOGETHER THAT HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PRECIOUS TO US - IN THIS CASE -
An EXQUISITE set of FIVE (5) DESSERT/HORS D'OEURES UTENSILS, Louis XV style,
This exquisite set of five (5) . . . yes there are 5 utensils. This set
usually only comes with four utensils, but this one has five, & our research
may give us a hint as to why there are 5 utensils in this one. As best we can
find, this unique set was made between 1898-1901, in Paris, France, & retailed
by Maison Artault et Ducleroir, in the style of Louis XV, French Regency
period. Each piece bears the French "Minerve" hallmark indicating "premier
titre" or 950/1000 parts quality silver, the highest quality of French sterling
silver used in Paris since 1838.
The set is comprised of a cheese server/spatula & a fish fork made by Edouard
Ernie, a master Parisian silversmith & tableware specialist, 1882-1901. His
makers mark, which is on each of the two pieces he made is two capital "E"s
separated by a "gaiter" & topped with a star (picture #8).
The other three pieces include a pierced strawberry spoon, a cheese knife, & a
pierced server. These pieces were made by the Parisian master silversmiths,
Page Frères or "Page Brothers". Their makers mark is of a "P" followed by a
gaiter" topped by a star & separated from the letters "Fres". This mark was
registered in 1901 & then cancelled in 1905.
The upper parts of each of the utensils have a lovely foliage repoussé design
with piercing where necessary for draining olives or fruit. This same design
technique is carried down onto the handles with the addition of a clover
flower, ribbon, & bow (photos #4, 5, & 6 for detail).
The fact that this unique set of five silver serving pieces was made by two
different master silversmiths in the 19th century is a conversation starter all
on its own! Master silversmith Edouard Ernie set up his workshop at 7 rue
Reaumur in the Marais Quarter of Paris in the late 1800's & was successful
there until 1901 when Page Freres (the Page Brothers) took over the space from
1901 until 1905. Since these five serving pieces retain the same design &
quality, one can assume that an agreement was reached between the two parties
who partnered in creating this unique set.
This lovely ANTIQUE "FRENCH STERLING SILVER DESSERT HORS D'OEURVE SET OF 5
PIECES" is in EXCELLENT ANTIQUE CONDITION with minor scratches typical of
normal use & comes in its original red velvet lined gift box, which is in good
condition, given its age of over 120 years.
Length = 6.375"
Weight = 1 oz (33 grams) PIERCED SERVER
Length = 5.625"
Weight = 1 oz (30 grams) FORK
Length = 5.625"
Weight = .75 oz (22 grams)
Length = 5.375"
Weight = .875 oz (27 grams)
Length = 5.875"
Weight = 1.25 oz (39 grams)TOTAL WEIGHT OF UTENSILS = 158 grams (5.57 oz)
ORIGINAL LEATHER BOX MEASUREMENTS:
Width = 9.5"
Depth = 8.75"
Height = 2.25"TOTAL WEIGHT OF ORIGINAL BOXED SET = 1 lb 7 oz (651 grams)
ALL WEIGHTS & MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE!
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THAT JOHN & I HAVE COLLECTED OVER THE YEARS - & NOT ACQUIRED FROM AN AUCTION OR
AN ESTATE! IF THE ITEMS HAVE BEEN USED, THE USE HAS BEEN MODERATE & THE CARE
TAKEN WAS PERSONAL & WITH LOVE. I CAN VOUCH FOR CONDITION & PROVENANCE ON
Many of my items are vintage & fairly aged; accordingly, there may be
some issues with individual pieces that are associated with the passage of
time. Each piece is gently used & may exhibit minor glitter loss and/or paint
anomalies due to the vintage quality of the item.
I have looked each of them over to detect any major flaws Any serious damage,
fading or discoloration that I can perceive will be disclosed; however small
flaws (i.e. imperfections in the glaze/paint, a slipped stitch, etc.) may be
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