A Charming Set of 12 Antique French Silver ‘Manches à Cotelettes’ or Lamb Cutlet Holders by ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Edmond BONNESCOEUR.
They are charmingly decorated in Louis XV Style with delicate floral scrolls on the handles.
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 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 fine condition.
The Hallmark is ‘Minerve’ 1 -1st title (950/1000)- 1838 -1919– Paris
The Maker’s Mark is for Edmond BONNESCOEUR and shows his name spelled out with a Lyra underneath.
He registered his mark on January 7th 1887.
His workshop was located 11 Rue de Crussol in Paris.