Lovely Antique French Silver Liquor Service Set composed of 12 silver shot glasses and one silver platter by ‘Maîtres Orfèvres’ Louis Ravinet and Charles Denfert.
This lovely set is decorated in the Louis XV style or Rocaille style.
The upper part of the silver liquor tumblers is lined with a combed wave design called vague peignée in French, they all feature a little handle for easier grip.
The solid silver platter is lined by a larger design of combed waves and floral garlands
The work is very elegant and the pieces are in excellent condition with no marks or losses.
They come in their original silk lined presentation box which is in excellent condition.
Dimensions given above are those of the Liquor Tumblers.
The platter measures are as follows:
Length: 9.47 inches
Width: 8.26 inches
The Hallmark is Minerve -1st title (950/1000) – 1838 -1919-Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maîtres Orfèvres’ RAVINET DENFERT and shows the 2 initials separated by a clover leave and the ‘&’ sign underneath.
Louis RAVINET and Charles DENFERT had their marks registered in 1891 in Paris.
The original company founded in 1845 by E. Tonnelier was acquired in 1882 by Louis Ravinet . In 1891, Charles d’Enfert entered into a partnership with Louis Ravinet and the company took the denomination of Ravinet d’Enfert.
Ravinet d’Enfert was located in Paris for more than a century at the Hotel de Caumartin, 83 rue du Temple in the « Marais ».
The company was specialized in production of silver forks and spoons and silverware in general. The company participated on a regular basis in exhibitions and received high rewards: gold medals at the Lyon Universal Exhibition in 1894 and Brussels in 1897.