Elegant and large antique Napoleon III era French sterling silver soup serving ladle. Crafted from the finest quality French sterling silver.Featuring a classic double-struck Georgian style fiddle and thread handle with a finely engraved monogram en verso. A sturdy piece of thick solid silver, weighs an impressively heavy 302.02 grams.
Hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark, which depicts the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of 950/1000 of 95% pure silver and a higher finesse than. Bearing a maker's marks for silversmith Louis Gabélus Bouffet, active 1862 to 1872 in Amiens, France. Measures 15" length with a 4" diameter bowl. In good condition with general wear from use. Housed in the original coffin shaped fitted presentation box with reddish felt lining.Box showing some wear commensurate with age, and has housed the ladle protectively over the years. Box measures 16" length x 3 1/4" height. 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.
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