Delicate Antique French Silver and Crystal Finger Bowls set of 6 by Maître Orfèvre Louis COIGNET.
Very popular in the later 1870/1880 these practical implements where used mostly when having shellfish during dinner or finger food.
This particular set is worked simply with a pearl dotted silver circle laid out on the upper part of the solid crystal bowls.
The bowls are wheel cut with a crossed line pattern.
They can of course be used as fruit bowls, or to serve hors d’oeuvres.
The Hallmark is the Boars Head-used for Smaller Silver objects 2nd title.1838 -1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Louis COIGNET and shows and L and a C separated by a crossed carving fork and knife set.
He was active between 1889 and 1893.
His address was listed as 14 rue Barbette in the 3rd arrondissement, very close to the Rue Vieille du Temple in the Marais district of Paris.