An absolutely charming Antique French Silver Set of 6 ‘Manches à Cotelettes’ or Lamb Cutlet Holder Implements by ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Ernest POT.
They are delicately decorated in the Louis XVI Style with lovely floral designs as well as laurel wreaths and ribbons 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 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 are presented in their original presentation box which is in fine condition.
The Hallmark is ‘Minerve’ 1 -1st title (950/1000)- 1838 -1919– Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Ernest POT and shows his last name with a star above and a crescent underneath.
He was active between 1904 and 1908 in Paris, 7 rue Blondel in the 2nd Arrondissement.