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Absolutely gorgeous antique French Napoleon III era 18k gold on hallmarked sterling silver "vermeil" 12pc coffee or tea spoon set with ornate stylized seashell accented pattern, old style pointed bowls and kept in a tooled black leather storage and or presentation case, box! A beautiful set, all virtually dripping in gold. Called vermeil, the French most often used 18k gold to plate these old silver pieces and, while we haven't tested these, we're confident that is the case here. The spoon bowls in the old style with pointed tips, the tops of the handles with an ornate pattern consisting of seashell shapes, scrolls & tendrils front and back.
The set kept in what is most likely the original storage and/or presentation case in tooled black Epi style leather. The spoon bowls all bear the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "1" within means they're in. 950 silver under the gold plating 95% pure, exceeding the. 925 standard for "sterling" silver. One of a few beautiful old French vermeil sets for your coffee or tea service so be sure to browse some while you're with us.
Very good to excellent condition. Hardly a sign of wear to the gold plating visible, some darkened tarnish in the raised decoration though. The box is in great shape, age considered, with both clasps intact.
There is a gold embossed stamp on the inside of the lid but it's illegible. See pictures for measurements and silver weight. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important!
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The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.