Charming Antique French Silver ‘Hors D’oeuvres’ Service Set by ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Henri GABERT.
The Hors D’oeuvre Service Sets were usually sold separately from the ‘Ménagère’ and tailored to order.
One could choose between different implements on offer ranging from several types of olive and gherkin spoons to pate slice or servers, butter knives and sardine forks.
This lovely set shows Russian Style handles and beautifully worked cut-out pieces.
Starting by looking at the full picture of the implement (1st picture) on the top side we have a pickled vegetable server measuring 6.77 inches.
Second from top comes the Olive Spoon: 7.08 inches. It is followed in turn by the pate knife/server which measures 7.67 inches.
At the bottom we have a Sardine fork which is 6.88 inches long
All pieces are in great state! No marks or losses to the silver. The work on them is just lovely!
They come in their original fitted box which is in good condition.
The Hallmark is Board’s Head (Hallmark for small articles) (800/1000) – 1838 -1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Henri GABERT
His Mark was registered in 1882 and cancelled in 1901. It features an H and a G separated by a ‘Gabion’.
He held shop at 112 Rue de Turenne in the Marais part of Paris.