VR Antique French Silver Christening Set & Box 1819-38 - For Sale
VR Antique French Silver Christening Set & Box 1819-38
Fabulous collector's set of French silver, that's .800 sterling, circa 1819-1838. The set of cutlery, a Christening gift set, comes in the original presentation box and is in very good to excellent condition! Beautiful strapped repousse decoration with floral, foliate and shell motifs. All silver marked with French guarantees for .800 sterling and with the maker's mark. In addition, the knife blade is marked with a silver medal award for the Paris Exposition 1878; my assumption is that the blade was replaced when the master-smith won this award. Imagine how cherished this set was! Over 170 years old and in such fine condition. Even the hasp on the presentation box works quite well.