A Lovely Antique French Silver Strawberry Serving Set by Maître Orfèvre Edouard ERNIE.
This complete set is in its original box, which shows only light scruff marks on the outside of it but is otherwise in excellent good state.
The set features a gorgeous Strawberry Service Spoon, decorated with a lovely strawberry branch held aloft by a flying cherub.
The side of the spoon bowl is lightly scalloped in a wave pattern.
The Sugar Sifter Spoon is a beauty with its bowl completely carved out in a foliage ‘repercé’, while the bowl of the spoon attaches to the handle with a delicately carved acanthus and strawberry leaves.
Both handles are worked with a beautiful spray of acanthus and strawberry leaves, decorated with acanthus leaves and laurel chutes. The chiseling work is exquisite!
Both pieces are intact.
A charming set!
The Sugar Sifter Soon measures 7.87 inches
The Serving Spoon measures 9.05 inches
The Hallmark is Poinçon à La Hure for Small Silver Objects – 2nd title Silver (800/1000)- 1838 -1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Edouard ERNIE.
It features his initials separated by a gaiter.
Ernie briefly partnered with Henri Gabert between 1879 and 1882. On July 11 1882 Ernie, registered his own mark and took over the workshop that his stepfather Jules Guérin had created earlier in the 1870s.
His workshop was located 7 rue Réaumur in Paris.