Pair of antique Belle Epoque era French sterling silver salt cellars. Comprising of two open salt cellars with matching salt spoons. The salt cellars are decorated with serpentine shaping, and patterned with Art Nouveau style clematis flowers on scrolling vines.Enhanced with gold vermeil interiors. Retains the original salt spoons, also with a charming clematis flower to the handles.
Cut glass liners feature a lovely wheel cut starburst at the base. The set is housed within the original presentation box with fitted interior. The salt cellars and salt spoons are hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark. In use from 1838, the mark depicts the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of. 950/1000 silver 95% silver and a higher grade of finesse than the standard.
Bearing makers marks for Louis Ravinet & Charles Denfert, active 1891 to 1912 at 83 rue du Temple, Paris. Salt cellars measure 2 1/8 length x 1 ¾ wide x 1 3/8 height. Spoons are 2 7/8 length. Total silver weight is 41.8 grams.
Box measures 7 3/8 x 4 ¼ x 3 3/8. In overall good antique condition, presents beautifully on the table. The glass liners are not matching. There is a semi-split seam to the side of one salt. The latch on the box does not catch.Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description. Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor. Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it. Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for dimensions. The item "Pair Antique French Sterling Silver Salt Cellars, Spoons, Boxed Set" is in sale since Wednesday, May 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "micflsun" and is located in Canutillo, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.