Mounted with an ornate reticulated silver collar, decorated with intricate openwork, lush foliage and flowers, scalloped seashells and oval cartouches accented with rocailles and lattice. Topped by a duck-bill shaped hinged lid with ornate finial and exquisite scroll form handle. Resting on a heavy sterling base encircled in reticulated openwork.
The set of six cordial glasses are delightful, charming mug form cups with handles, also decorated with openwork and foliage decor. Fully hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark, in use from 1838, which guaranteed the finest quality silver of. 950/1000 purity 95% silver and a higher grade than the standard. Bearing maker's marks for silversmiths Charles Hack & Achille Hourdequin, active 1884 to 1902 at 42 rue de Turbigo, Paris.
The set is housed in the original fitted presentation box. In overall good antique condition with general wear commensurate with age and use. The exterior of the box shows some signs of its age. The decanter stands 8 1/2" height x 4" wide.
The cups measure 1 3/4" height x 2 1/8" length with a 1 3/8 diameter opening. Box measures 12 1/2" x 10 1/2" x 4 3/4. 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 "Antique French Sterling Silver Cut Crystal Liquor Service, Cordial Cups, Rococo" is in sale since Wednesday, January 27, 2021. 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.