Sweet little teacup and saucer with mistletoe designs on both in solid sterling silver, it is absolutely lovely and not frequently found. Prettily detailed antique art nouveau design. Set is made by Charles Murat of Paris who began silversmithing work in the late 1800s. Please see important condition notes below.
NO MONOGRAMS on either of the pieces. 138 GRAMS of Solid sterling silver, this is a French set with applied/ raised (not punched / repousse) mistletoe leaves and berries decorating each piece. Both with a very period-appropriate Art Nouveau style. The pieces are solid / smooth on the inside / reverse, with the mistletoe branches applied with a 3D effect, they are not thinly pressed repousse pieces. Beautiful movement of mistletoe leaves.
Would make a great gift for the Christmas lover in your life or for your use in setting a beautiful Christmas table, with silver being one of the colors of the season. Both pieces are marked twice, once with the Minerve head hallmarks for French Sterling Silver items along with the maker's mark for Charles Murat.Weighs 138 grams of sterling silver. The saucers is 5 1/4 inches in diameter, the cup is about 2 1/8 inches all, and about 3 1/2 inches wide from the end of the handle. In estate condition considering age.
The cup has several fingertip like indentations around the base giving it a slightly rippled appearance in that area, one is deeper, the rest are shallow. The saucer has three linear indentations like it was bent. Both pieces sit sturdily and function perfectly, but you can definitely see the imperfections. Some other small pin dings, utensil nicks and scratches. Both the cup and the saucer have a few stubborn tarnish spots and cloudy areas along with surface wear and scratches from use and polishing over the years.
Some scuffs on the undersides as well where they meet the table. I see no damage, scratching or nicks to the mistletoe designs on any of the cups or tray. But as with all my estate items - Please see photos closely as this is not a mint condition set and was clearly used and enjoyed in the past. I dearly love, collect, use and sell antique sterling silver flatware and household items so please check out my other listings including Tiffany & Co. The item "Antique Murat MISTLETOE Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Teacup Saucer Tea Demi Cup" is in sale since Monday, March 9, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "callmemouse" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.