A very Rare and Elegant Antique French Silver Fork Set by ‘Maîtres Orfèvres’ Risler & Carré.
The set is composed of 12 Forks, with their silver plated tines showcasing a beautiful elongated shape with a fine groove doubling the edges of the tines..
The handle of the forks are in Silver with a delicate Regency décor of shells and tulip chutes..
The Forks are finely sharpened with one side perfect for slicing through the melon and picking up the piece with the fork end.
While it was created with Melon in mind, it is a perfect Fruit service set, and can be used with a variety of fruits or eve with desserts.
They are a perfect addition to a set and easy to place due to their lovely and elegant design.
The forks are 8.11 inches long. They come in their original presentation box..
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title (950/1000) – 1838 to 1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maîtres Orfèvres’ Risler & Carré.
It shows their two initials topped by a star with a square below.
André Risler and his partner Georges Carré opened their shop in 1897 on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris.
In just three years Risler & Carré asserted themselves brilliantly in the luxury market and won a gold medal at the Paris World Exhibition in 1900.
In 1904 they exhibited at the Universal Exhibition in Saint Louis. This brought Risler & Carré worldwide fame.
The company created beautiful items not only in the Louis XVI style but also in the more modern Art-Nouveau style and the Regency style.
André Risler designed most of the pieces Risler & Carré produced.
He was named a chevalier of the Légion d’honneur by the French government in 1906 at the age of 43.
His master led to the closure of “Maison Risler et Carré” in 1912.