A Lovely and Delicate Antique French Silver Sugar Sifter Spoon by ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Antoine THERY.
The bowl of the spoon is in a beautiful ‘reperce’ motif showing a Rose Window cut out.
The spoon bowl links to the handle with a light engraved décor of dots and scrolls as well as towards the end of the handle by a tulip chute.
The Handle also shows a monogram of an H and a P.
The work is extremely refined and the piece is in great condition.
It is just a lovely design. Typical of the early part of the 18th century.
Lovely to use to sprinkle sugar over fresh strawberries per example!
The width given above is that of the spoon’s bowl.
The Hallmark is Poincon Au Vieillard (Michael Angelo Hallmark)- 1st title (950/1000) – for Paris 1819 to 1838
The Mark is that of ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Antoine THERY who specialized in Spoons and small objects.
His Mark shows an A and his last name spelled out with a sickle underneath.
He first registered his Mark on February 23rd 1782, then registered again in 1798 and 1799.
He cancelled his Mark in 1822.
His workshop was located 15 Rue du Grand Hurleur in Paris.