Lovely Antique French Silver Set of 12 ‘Manches à Cotelettes’ or Lamb Cutlet Holder Implements by ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Louis COIGNET.
They are delicately decorated in the Louis XV Style with lovely floral designs Rocaille scrolls on the handles.
They are part of all these implements that were created to facilitate meals and particularly to avoid to the diner participants any occasion to dirty their hands while dining….
Hence the little clamps would be fitted in the kitchen onto to the bone of the cutlet and screwed tight, so the guest would simply have to pick up the little handle and tranquilly, as well as cleanly enjoy the little cutlet!
The pieces are in perfect shape and come in their original presentation box, which is in very good shape as well.
The Hallmark is ‘Minerve’ 1 -1st title – 1838 -1919– Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Louis COIGNET and shows and L and a C separated by a crossed carving fork and knife set.
He was active between 1889 and 1893.
His address was listed as 14 rue Barbette in the 3rd arrondissement, very close to the Rue Vieille du Temple in the Marais district of Paris.