Exquisite antique Belle Epoque era French sterling silver egg cup and matching spoon breakfast set by the silversmith Henri Soufflot. Beautifully crafted to resemble a cracked egg shell standing on three casted legs and chicken feet. Monogrammed with interlaced initials VA or AV. The spoon features a handle resembling a chicken's leg tipped with an opened foot clasping the bowl of the spoon, topped with a finial in the form of a finely modeled head of a rooster. Embellished further with gold vermeil finish to the inside of the egg cup and bowl of the spoon.
Each piece is hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark, depicting the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of 950/1000 95% silver and a higher finesse than. Also bearing maker's marks for Parisian silversmith Henri Soufflot, who commence trade at 89 rue de Turbigo, Paris from 1884 - 1910. In overall good antique condition with general wear commensurate with age and use. Egg cup measures 1 3/4 diameter opening, stands 2 height. Spoon is 4 1/8 length.
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