Rare Set Of 12 Antique French Silver ‘Manches à Cotelettes’ or Lamb Cutlet Holder Implements by ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Henri SOUFFLOT
They are delicately decorated in 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 presentation box.
The Hallmark is the Poincon A La Hure or Boar’s Head Hallmark for smaller objects -2nd title – 1838 -1919– Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Henri SOUFFLOT and shows an H and S topped by a rising sun with a star below
His Mark was registered in April1884 and cancelled in 1910.
He held shop at 84 Rue de Turbigo in Paris.