A Gorgeous Antique French Silver Asparagus Server by ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Gustave VEYRAT.
A lovely example of one of the 19 century most used item for service. The Asparagus was ‘the’ vegetable to be served during dinners, and several implements were invented specifically for that use.
You may have seen on our website another type called ‘Main Pince’ or Asparagus Tongs. In this case it is the more used Asparagus Server.
The server’s scoop has lovely details with cut out floral and foliage scrolls decorating its surface in an exquisite pattern .
The Floral decorated handle itself is beautiful, delicately decorated with acanthus leaves and periwinkle around the top and lower edge.
This lovely piece comes in its original presentation box, which is in great condition.
The Asparagus server itself is in perfect condition, no marks, no dents, no losses. Just gorgeous!
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title – Hence 1838 to 1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for is for ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Gustave VEYRAT.
His Mark shows his initials separated by a wine glass. He registered his mark on March 6th 1894, and had his workshop 7 rue du Perche in Paris.