A Rare and Lovely Set of Antique French Silver Eggcups and their spoons by Maître Orfèvre Charles FOLLIOT.
The two eggcups are decorated in a ‘rocaille’ style, with the centre part bearing a medallion with a monogram spelling MM. The medallion is set in a shell like design and is surrounded by water plants and reeds.
The cups themselves imitate, in a charming way, two cracked eggshells! They rest on three ‘rocaille’ twirling feet.
The two spoons are delicately decorated with shell like designs, peony garlands and roses.
The work on them is exquisite, with one little sign that each was handmade; indeed their shape is not exactly similar!
A lovely piece!
The presentation box is in great condition as well!
The measures above are those of the eggcups.
The spoons are 4.6 inches long
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title (950/1000)- Hence 1838 to 1919– Paris
The Makers Mark is for Charles FOLLIOT. It shows his name spelled out on top of a double salt cellars and two stars.
The Mark was registered on May 20th 1891. His shop was located first at 26 Rue de Montmorency in Paris then moved to 45 rue de Turbigo.