Lovely Antique French Silver ‘Hors D’oeuvres’ Service Set worked in the Renaissance Style.
The Hors D’oeuvre Service Sets were usually sold separately from the ‘Ménagère’ and tailored to order.
One could choose between different implements on offer ranging from several types of olive and gherkin spoons to pate slice or servers, butter knives and sardine forks.
This lovely set takes after the Renaissance style of decoration, or Rocaille with the handles manually carved out in floral scrolls, ending with a flower knob.
Starting by looking at the full picture of the implement set(1st picture) on the top side we have a sardine fork (6.96 inches long).
Second from top comes the pickled vegetables ladle (6.96 inches long), followed by the Olive spoon (6.96 inches long).
The last piece is a pate ladle (6.77 inches long).
All pieces are in great state! No marks or losses to the silver
They come in their original fitted box which is in good condition.
The Hallmark is Minerva 1-1st title – 1838 -1911 – Paris
The Makers Mark is made out as L J separated by oars with a Star above and below.
It is rare when a mark is that clear to not be able to identify it…having through all the available books, we are not for now able to put a name…
But we will update the website as soon as we do find it.