A lovely Antique French Silver Set of 6 ‘Manches à Cotelettes’ or Lamb Cutlet holder implements in the delicate Art Nouveau Style.
They are delicately decorated with swaying tulips that circle the end of the handle as well as its beginning.
These charming pieces are part of all these implements that were created to facilitate meals and particularly to avoid to the diner participants any occasion to dirty their hands while dining….
Hence the little clamps would be fitted onto to the bone of the cutlet and screwed tight, so the guest would simply have to pick up the little handle and tranquilly as well as cleanly enjoy the little cutlet!
Some of you maybe more maybe more familiar with the Leg of Lamb holder which is often part of a meat carving service set, but we really love this smaller version presented, during meals, for lamb cutlets.
The pieces are in perfect condition and come in their presentation box which is in good condition apart from light age marks on the outside.
The Hallmark is Minerva Hallmark 1 for 1st title Silver (950/1000) – 1838 -1919– Paris.
The Makers Mark is unfortunately too erased to be legible