Spoon Sprinkle, sterling silver 950°.
Coat of arms was crossed out in the French Revolution but are still beautiful and refined.
Silversmith : Claude LACROIX, named master in 1780.
French Marks : charge (crosnes A) and discharge (head of fauna Paris 1782-1789), letter date T. Moyenne recense parisienne 1798-1809.
Weight : 2,22 oz
Condition report : alliance weapons with crown of counts struck off in the French Revolution but partially legible.
Appearing during the second quarter of the eighteenth century, around 1735, the spoon sprinkle is a refined creation of Nantes goldsmiths intended to serve sugar, a rare and valuable commodity arriving by ships from the Caribbean. The spoon always presents an elegant "repercé", arabesque patterns made with drill and saw called "à repercer".
The model presented here is a perfect testimony of these beautiful achievements of the eighteenth century. The model includes the net, and the spoon, hemmed, has a high-quality decor, with foliage patterns, arabesques, lily flowers and rosettes.
In spite of the fact that they have been crossed out during the French Revolution, the arms of alliances remain legible and of a great elegance with their entourage of foliage and laurel leaves, surmounted by an elegant crown count. This detail gives this spoon an undeniable historical interest.