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Table Spoon and Fork
950 Sterling Silver
by Maison Denière, Guillaume Denière aka Deninger, Paris, France
in the Contour Avec Filet aka Tipped or Threaded Style
of the French Second Empire [1852-1870]
Initials P.T. on Reverse
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Table Spoon and Table Fork, Front and Back Views
Maison Denière Backstamp and Minerva for 950 Silver
Designed and crafted by French master silversmith Guillaume Denière also known as Guillaume Deninger of Maison Denière in the 1850s, this lovely personal equipment of a hefty Table Fork paired with an equally solid Table Spoon was once owned by someone whose initials were P.T. To ensure that the set would always be recognized as his--we believe it was a man's set given the size--he had it elegantly engraved in large shaded capital letters.
At an impressive combined 162 grams, approx. 5.7 oz, the spoon measures 21.5 cm, or 8 7/16", the fork 20.75" cm, or 8 3/16". Both are stamped with the Minerva stamp for 950 grade solid silver in a rectangle with tapered corners, and the mark of Maison Denière G D in a diamond shape.
Marks information courtesy
Online Encylopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Maker's Marks
Maison Denière history courtesy Adrian Alan Art & Antiques, London, England
Spoon 8 7/16"
Fork 8 3/16"
Price: $200.00 for the 2 pieces
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