Resist this! Utterly breathtaking Renaissance pattern flatware set, 5 pieces place settings for 12, plus 2 fabulous serving spoons. Produced by renowned silver smith Henin & Cie, active late 1800's, the quality is superb. This is one of the top two patterns I've offered. The handle decoration on one side comprised of a beautiful scrolling lattice work of leafs & vines on a finely textured ground, framed in strapping. The other side carries out the scrolling verdure motif, with a fine scroll work cartouche with inter-laced applied monogram: "OA", neath which is the mascaron! One the service ends of the pieces, spectacular strapped scroll out of which issues foliate fronds and bell flowers. The tip of the handle is beaded, a classic elegant design. Condition is excellent. I am providing the set with a period box that is not original to the flatware. The box is imperfect, but very fine nonetheless. The soup ladle and berry spoon will not fit in the box. Each piece is .950 sterling; the large heavy pieces for which French sterling is renowned.
Dimensions: Dinner spoons: 8.5" long, weight 90 grams Dinner forks: 8.5" long, weight 85 grams Salad/dessert spoons: 7 7/8" long, weight 55 grams Salad/dessert forks: 7.5" long, weight 55 grams Teaspoons: 5.75" long, weight 30 grams Berry spoon: 8 7/8" long, weight 115 grams Soup Ladle: 13.5" long, weight 265 grams Total weight for the set 4160 grams, not including the box; just the silver!
Antique Sterling Silver