A Lovely and Delicate Antique French Silver Sugar Sifter Spoon dating to the mid 1750s.
The bowl of the spoon is in beautiful ‘reperce’ motif showing a Rose Window cut out.
The end of the handle shows a lovely seashell design present on both side with one side showing the design concave, and the other convex.
The work is extremely refined and the piece is in very good condition.
It is just a perfect design. Typical of the early to mid 18th century.
Lovely to use to sprinkle sugar over fresh strawberries per example!
The width given above is that of the spoon’s bowl.
The Hallmark is Fermiers Généraux for Paris 1756 to 1762 under Eloy BRICHARD as attested by the ‘Discharge’ mark of a delicate seashell used at the start of his tenure until he passed over his role to Jean Jacques PREVOST.
The crowned A for Paris under his tenure is barely visible hence not pictured, but can be seen on the piece with a fine loupe.