Lovely Set Of 12 Antique French Silver ‘Manches à Côtelettes’ or Lamb Cutlet Holder Implements by ‘Maitres Orfèvres’ Louis RAVINET and Charles d’ENFERT.
They are delicately decorated in Louis XVI Style with Tulip Chutes and flowing ribbons as well as rosettes details.
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 presentation box, which is in fine shape considering its age!
The Hallmark is the Poinçon Minerve for Paris 1st title (950/1000)- 1838 -1919– Paris
The Hallmark is ‘Minerve’ 1 first title (950/1000) – 1838 -1919– Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Louis RAVINET and Charles d’ENFERT.
The company founded in 1845 by E. Tonnelier was acquired in 1882 by Louis Ravinet (1854-1925). 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 », until the 1970s when it closed.