A charming Set Of 6 Antique French Silver ‘Manches à Côtelettes’ or Lamb Cutlet Holder Implements decorated in the Rocaille style by Louis Coignet.
They are delicately decorated in Louis XV Style with floral scrolls and grotesques heads, as well as rosettes details.
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!
They come with the matching Leg of Lamb Holder, which is a rare find.
The pieces are in perfect shape and come in their 2 presentation boxes.
The Hallmark is Minerva Hallmark for 1st Title Silver (950/1000)-Paris 1838-1919
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.
Louis COIGNET was active between 1889 and 1893.
His workshop was located 14 rue Barbette in the 3rd arrondissement, very close to the Rue Vieille du Temple in the Marais district of Paris.