Lovely antique mid to late 19th century French sterling silver cup and saucer. Featuring elegant styling and decorated with intricate guilloche engraving.The motif includes an ornately patterned frieze border of scrolling foliage and stylized flowers. The cup further enhanced with a casted handle, with unique aesthetic form embellished with a neoclassical leave and ring detail. Embellished with an engraved oval cartouche medallion, monogrammed with interlaced initials, appears to be an X or opposing letters J centered by an L.
Both saucer and cup are hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st titre mark designating a silver content of. 950/1000, a higher grade than the standard.Bearing maker's marks for silversmiths Jules Ladoucette & Pierre Gavard, active 1869 - 1886 at 17 rue de Phélippeaux, Paris. In overall good antique condition. The cup measures 2 5/8" height x 3 1/2" wide (including the handle) x 2 3/8 diameter opening. The saucer measures 5 3/8 diameter. Total silver weight is 189.6 grams. Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description. Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor. Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it. Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size.
Please check the description for dimensions. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "micflsun" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.