A Rare Set of 12 Antique French Silver Lamb Cutlet Holders, or ‘Manches à Côtelettes’ in French, by ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Victor LENEUF.
They are charmingly decorated in the Louis XV Style with delicate floral scrolls and seashells on the handles.
The ‘Lamb Cutlet Holders’ are part of all the implements that were created in the 19th century, to facilitate meals and particularly to avoid to the diner participants any occasion to dirty their hands while dining….
The little clamps would be fitted in the kitchen onto 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!
Some of you maybe more maybe more familiar with the Leg of Lamb holder which is often part of a meat carving service set, but we really love this smaller version presented during meals for lamb cutlets.
The pieces are in perfect condition and come in their presentation box which is in fine condition.
The Hallmark is ‘Minerve’ 1 -1st title (950/1000)- 1838 -1919– Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Victor LENEUF and shows his two initials separated by sugar tongs.
He registered his mark on February 5th 1885.
Hi shop was located 15 Rue du Poitou in the Marais area of Paris.