Delicate Antique French Silver ‘Hors D’œuvres’ Service Set by ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Léon Lambert.
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 charming set is in the Louis XVI Style with soft acanthus leaf designs on the handles as well as tiny shells.
The work on the spoon and pate servers is beautiful with delicate acanthus leaves cut out.
The Pate server and the Sardine Fork show delicate floral garlands carved into the blade and tines.
Starting by looking at the full picture of the implements (1st picture) on the upper part we have the Sardine Fork, which is 6.29 inches long
upper end we have a pâté knife/server. (6.69 inches long)
Second from the top comes the pickled vegetable server which measures 6.10 inches.
It is followed in turn by the Olive Spoon wich is 6.10 inches
Last comes the pate knife, which stands at 6.92 inches long.
All handles are marked with the same EM monogram.
All pieces are in great state! No marks or losses to the silver. The work on them is just exquisite!
They come in their original fitted box which is in very good condition.
The Hallmark is Minerva 1-1st title (950/1000)- 1838 -1919– Paris
The Makers Mark is for León LAMBERT It shows two L separated by crossed oars.
The Mark was registered on May 16th 1881 and canceled in October 1904.
The Workshop was located 23 rue Vieille du Temple.