A Lovely 18th Century French Silver Sugar Sifter Spoon by Maître Abonné IIB.
The bowl of the spoon is in beautiful ‘repercé’ motif showing a Rose Window cut out, with the center featuring a daisy.
The handle is simply and elegantly double lined.
The bowl is decorated with a special piercing decoration.
A rosette and two blades are the structural elements of the decoration, consisting of numerous motifs among which we recognize palmettes, four leaves, tulips and forked leaves.
The work is very refined and the piece is in gorgeous condition.
The design is typical of the 18th century, and the Provinces as this particular model would not have been done in Paris.
The width given above is that of the spoon’s bowl.
We are here dealing with Poinçons Aux Fermiers Généraux – Hence marks pre dating the French Revolution.
Unfortunately we have not yet been able to identify the Maker.
As soon as we have more information we will update the description!