Gorgeous Antique Continental (nearly sterling) Silver 4pc Coffee & Tea Set, Ornate Louis XV or Rococo Style. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent.We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. Absolutely gorgeous & rare antique Napoleon III to Belle Epoque era Continental. 800 (nearly sterling) silver 4pc coffee & tea set, a comprehensive service including the taller coffee or hot water pot, tea pot, covered sugar bowl or caddy and creamer, all with an elegant & ornate Louis XV or rococo styling with scrolled tendrils & floral accents in deep bas relief, rocaille accented spouts & handles and all in wonderful condition!
Aren't these simply fabulous! A complete 4pc set and as beautifully French as can be with a subtle, elegant rococo style and all beautifully preserved.
800 silver, too, made to last and as ornate as one could hope for. The four pieces have a total weight of 67 troy ounces or 2085 grams. Of German origins, all bear the crescent moon, crown and "800" markings on the bases. In 1884, a law was enacted in Germany making. 800 (80% pure) the minimum national standard for silver.
In 1886, the use of individual city marks was abolished and replaced by the national mark (Reichsmark) of a crescent moon & crown mark representing the entire German state. These marks became compulsory by 1888 and often included a silversmith mark of some sort though I dont see one on any of these pieces. Prominent German silversmiths of the time included Wilhelm Binder c.
1869-90s, Bruckmann & Sohne c. It appears our silver polisher missed a few spots so Ill look them over more closely while polishing to see if I can spot a silversmith mark and add if so.
A simply marvelous set, rare to find a complete 4pc service with such a timeless and elegant pattern or style! There are a few small dimples here and there, nothing large though and no repairs that I can see. The handles on the sugar and creamer are solid silver while the handles on the coffee & tea pots are hollow (but thick & heavy also). There are some signs of tarnish in our images, sorry about that, we'll be sure to polish them up beautifully before sending out to their new hope. See pictures for individual weights, capacities and measurements.
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