Antique French Sterling Silver Burette d'Eglise Claret or Cruet Pair, Ornate Handles
Antique French Sterling Silver Burette d'Eglise Claret or Cruet Pair, Ornate Handles
Antique French Sterling Silver Burette d'Eglise Claret or Cruet Pair, Ornate Handles
Antique French Sterling Silver Burette d'Eglise Claret or Cruet Pair, Ornate Handles
Antique French Sterling Silver Burette d'Eglise Claret or Cruet Pair, Ornate Handles
Antique French Sterling Silver Burette d'Eglise Claret or Cruet Pair, Ornate Handles
Antique French Sterling Silver Burette d'Eglise Claret or Cruet Pair, Ornate Handles
Antique French Sterling Silver Burette d'Eglise Claret or Cruet Pair, Ornate Handles
Antique French Sterling Silver Burette d'Eglise Claret or Cruet Pair, Ornate Handles

Antique French Sterling Silver Burette d'Eglise Claret or Cruet Pair, Ornate Handles

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Fine antique French hallmarked sterling silver "burette d'eglise" or "burette de messe" claret pair, a small cruet set that could now be used as an oil & vinegar service for one or two with laurel festooned bases and ornate scrolling handles!  I'm not Catholic but we have had these sets in the past, they're normally accompanied by a base tray though these are just a pair.  Each front engraved, one with an "A" the other with "V".  Both bear the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "1" within those marks means they're in .950 sterling silver (95% pure so above the .925 standard for "sterling" silver).  The silversmith marks are only partially legible so I've not found reference to them.

Very good condition.  The bulbous bodies do have some subtle "waviness" or dimpling but there are no larger dents, damage or repairs to note.  See images for weight and all measurements.