An Elegant suite of 12 Antique French Silver Oyster Forks, by ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Charles Alfred COIGNET.
The forks are done in the simple yet elegant Baguette Ecusson style, which loosely translates to ‘Baguette & shield’.
The shiled is topped by acanthus leaves and bears a CR Monogram.
The fork is linked to the handle by a spread of acanthus leaves.
The work is particularly refined and the set very elegant.
They are perfect to hold and handle with a really great shape.
Each fork has both the Minerva 2 silver title as well as the Makers Mark.
They are in excellent condition and come in their original presentation box.
The height given is that of one fork.
The Hallmark is Minerva 2-2nd title (800/1000) – 1838 -1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Charles Alfred COIGNET and shows and A and a C separated by a crossed carving fork and knife set.
He was active between 1865 and 1889.
His son, Louis COIGNET, picked up the workshop in 1889 and had his own Makers Mark registered at that time.
His address was listed as 14 rue Barbette in the 3rd arrondissment, very close to the Rue Vieille du Temple in the Marais district of Paris.