Lovely Suite of 12 French Silver Oyster Forks by ‘Maîtres Orfèvres’ Louis Ravinet and Charles Denfert.
This lovely set takes after the Louis XV style of decoration, or Rocaille with the handles manually carved out in floral scrolls.
The tines and fork are solid silver and decorated with another spray of acanthus leaves.
They are perfect to hold and handle with a really great shape.
Each fork handle and tines have both the Minerva 1 silver title (950/1000) as well as the Makers Mark.
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maîtres Orfèvres’ Louis Ravinet and Charles Denfert.
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.