An absolutely incredible 18th Century Silver Sifter Spoon by a Master silversmith from the City of Châtillon sur Seine, under the Jurisdiction of Dijon.
The bowl of the spoon is in beautiful ‘repercé’ motif showing a design that is found only in the Provinces as it is not part of the 6 designs allowed in Paris.
The Center of the Spoon shows a lovely Marguerite & Tulips ‘repercé’ center, but the remainder of the bowl is a riot of wonderful cut out designs. In it can be found the 4 feuilles (4 leaves) design, the ‘Croix de quatre feuilles’ (cross of 4 leaves), ‘croix de perles’ (cross of pearls), ‘larmes’ or tears, tulips, irises, and ‘croisillon’.
An amazing display that creates a beautiful lace design.
The end of the handle is decorated with a triple filet or line and shows an LB monogram.
The Marks are under the Old Regime or Poinçon Fermiers Généraux for the Dijon Mint Department.
Photo # 6: Shows the Crowned P (though very elongated by the silver melting around the heat) for the Charge Mark of the Dijon Control Board, starting 1781 to 1789.
Photo # 7: Shows The Discharge Mark, or Décharge Poinçon de la Régie For the Dijon Department, starting 1781 to 1789.
Photo # 8: shows the Makers Mark with a Castle topped by 3 flowers in the shape of a Fleur de Lys, which is the Mark used by Silversmiths in the city of Châtillon sur Seine.
We are still trying to identify the Silversmith and will update as soon as we have it.