An absolutely gorgeous Antique French Silver Pie Serving implement or Pie Server by ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Jean Baptiste Vast HARLEUX.
The handle is simple yet elegant in ebony wood.
The server itself is absolutely impressive…Decorated with a beautifully carved lion’s head, it shows a cut décor of leaves surrounding the edge of the server
The back is decorated with a simple B monogram.
This gorgeous piece is impressive in its size and weight!
The Hallmark is Michael Angelo Hallmark (Poincon Au Vieillard) -1st title (950/1000) – Hence 1819 to 1838 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for Jean Baptiste Vast HARLEUX and shows a JVH surrounding a double headed hammer toped by a crescent above.
His mark was registered on February 18th 1823 and cancelled on August 17th 1834 .
His workshop was located 15 rue du Grand Hurleur in Paris