Extremely Rare Original Art Nouveau French Solid Silver Christmas Goblets Cups & Tray by Armand Gross and BN! Water Splash Sea Wave Pattern!
The French silver goblets have the Minerva mark as well as the mark for Armand Gross while the tray has the Minerva mark and BN with a small chalice image between the two letters. The goblets accumulatively weigh approximately 136.4 grams, and the tray weighs approximately 196.2 grams.
The goblets are approximately 4.3 cm (1 11/16 inches) in height, and the tray is approximately has a center length of approximately 17.4 cm (6 14/16 inches) in length, and an approximate center width of 14.4 cm (5 10.5/16 inches). The tray has been beautifully engraved with the letters VM, a dedication to the Virgin Mary, the set designed for celebrating Christmas! The goblets are heavy set silver hand crafted by a master artist silversmith, for I have seen machine made copies of this design, which usually are very thin and light not worth the investment, unlike these authentic originals! For the French traditionally used such beautiful goblets for celebrating Christmas!Such wonderful Art Nouveau silver sets are extremely rare and would make a splendid Christmas gift or addition to your collection! Please feel free to check out my other Museum Quality Collection! Three of the goblets have some light dents at the bottom end, and since I could not detect any impact marks I conclude that these dents might very well have been casting faults since the tray and goblets were hand made by French artist silversmith. As well as other light signs that appear on silver surfaces of a hundred years (wear). The item "French Art Nouveau Christmas Silver Splash Wave Goblets Cups Tray Fully Marked" is in sale since Monday, October 13, 2014.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "bluefirebreather" and is located in San Bernardino, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.