A lovely Antique French Silver Tea or Coffee Spoons Set of 12 pieces with a Vermeil or gilded finish to the spoons by Maîtres Orfèvres MAILLARD Frères & VAZOU.
The solid silver handles are exquisitely carved out in openwork with reliefs of poppies, daisies flowers and leaves and a charming cornflower on the reverse of the spoons.
The details on the flowers are absolutely beautiful, truly a work of art!
Absolutely no dents or scratches on the spoons and very little wear to the vermeil or 18 carat gold gilt. A really gorgeous set to use with either coffee service or tea.
They are featured in their original presentation box, which is in very good condition!
The Hallmark is ‘Minerve’ 1 -1st title – 1838 -1919– Paris
The Makers Mark shows an M and a V separated by a Mallet. The mark is for Maîtres Orfèvres MAILLARD Frères and VAZOU who registered their mark on September 11th 1897 and cancelled it 5 years later.
They worked at 113 Rue de Turenne, in the Marais area of Paris.