Charming Antique French Silver ‘Bonbons’ Service Set by PAGES Frères.
Though called a Bonbon Service Set, they were more considered as dessert service sets and could come with several different implements.
They became one of the gifts of preference for a wedding and were rarely composed of more then 4 pieces.
One could choose between different implements on offer ranging from several types of spoons to sugar tongs and pie or candy servers.
Our lovely set all pieces sport a pear shaped handle, as well as Fleur de Lys designs and diamond shapes.
Starting by looking at the full picture of the implement (1st picture) on the left hand side we have a Cherry or candied fruit fork (5.90 inches long)
Second from the left we have a berry spoon (5.11 inches long)
Third from the left is a cream spoon (4.72 inches long)
Sugar tongs which are found at the other end of the display case (4.72 inches long).
The upper part of each implement is 18 carat gold coated as was typical of dessert sets.
All pieces are in great state! No marks or losses to the silver.
They come in their original display box.
The Hallmark is Minerva 1-1st title – 1838 -1911 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for PAGES Frères and shows a P separated by a Gaiter topped by a star, from the letters Fres.
Their mark was registered in 1901 and cancelled in 1905. They were succeeded by Charles BARRIER.
Their shop was located 7 Rue Reaumur in Paris.