Patterned with undulating branches of Bleeding Heart flowers and foliage. The Bleeding Heart, or Cur de Marie in French, also known as Dicentra or Diclytra, was one of the favorite flowers of the Art Nouveau period.
Centered by a beautiful hand engraved monogram of interlaced initials MJB or JMB. The bowl of the spoon with gold vermeil finish. In overall very good condition with general wear.Hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark. In use from 1838, the mark depicts the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of. 950/1000 silver 95% silver and a higher grade of finesse than the standard. Bearing maker's marks for Parisian silversmith Henri Soufflot, active from 1884 to 1910 at 89 rue de Turbigo, Paris. Egg cup measures 2 7/8 height x 1 5/8 diameter opening.
Spoon is 4 ½ length. Total silver weight is 49.5 grams. Box measures 6 x 4 ½ x 2 ¼ height.
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Please check the description for dimensions. The item "Antique French Sterling Silver Egg Cup & Spoon Breakfast Set Art Nouveau Flowers" is in sale since Friday, October 25, 2019.
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.