A Beautiful Antique French Silver Set of 6 Lamb Cutlet Holder Implements by Victor Leneuf.
The pieces are etched in the Renaissance Style with a beautiful guilloche design on the handles as well as a Monogram outline showcasing a Count’s Crown.
The handles are delicately carved with an acanthus leaf knot of the upper part, and another larger one decorating the lower part of the handle, which ends in a floral knot.
They 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 in the kitchen 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 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 very good condition and are presented in their original presentation box.
The system is a little different than the ones we usually have, and they work very well with today’s size of chops.
The Hallmark is Minerva 1-1st title (950/1000) – 1838 -1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for Victor LENEUF It shows a V and an L separated by sugar tongs.
The Mark was registered on February 5th 1885
The Workshop was located 15 rue du Poitou in Paris.