DELIGHTED TO HAVE for sale this beautiful Antique French Sterling Silver Salad Serving Set by Edouard Ernie, a skilful Parisian silversmith and specialist for tableware, active 1882 till 1901. The set comprises Salad Serving Fork and Salad Serving Spoon, total 2 pieces. The handles are gorgeously decorated with Neo Classical style ornamentation including large lion's masques. The design is further elaborated with lavish gadrooning, scallop motifs and scrolls. There is a personalization of a crown with 5 points on the front of each, probably a coat of arms, but do not know who's. With delightful size and sumptuous design, this Salad Serving Set would create your dream dining experience. Don't miss out!
Hallmarked the French Minerva No.1 mark on each pieces, which guarantees .950 purity of sterling silver, used in Paris since 1838. This is one of the most high quality silver standard, purer than .925 sterling silver. Maker's mark is that of Edouard Ernie, active 1882-1901 at 7 rue Réaumur, Paris.
One of the pieces has a mark on the base of the fork, believe the fork and spoon itself to be made of horn.
Measurements & Condition
Fork: 11 inch (28 cm) long x 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide, weight 2.75 oz (77.9 grams)
Spoon: 11 1/4 inch (28.4 cm) long x 1 3/4 inch (4.5 cm) wide, weight 3.05 oz (86.5 grams)
Total Weight of 2pc + Box: 14.11 oz (400 grams)
Very Good Estate Condition with minor sign of light use. Some age-related light scratch marks here and there. Otherwise in quiet excellent shape as age. Please refer the detail photos I added.
Discovered in the suburbs of Paris.
Composition: Sterling Silver Brand: Edouard Ernie
Style: Neoclassical Pattern: Grande Baroque
Age: 1882-1901 Type: Salad Servers
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