Elegant antique French hallmarked .800 (nearly sterling) silver 2pc open or master salt set with original cobalt glass inserts, reticulated with seashell style medallions and silver-plate spoons with dog or whippet & royal crown! A pair yes but what a lovely pair! Both bear the post-1878 French Minerve or Minerva hallmarks, the tiny number "2" within those marks means they're in .800 or finer silver (80% pure so just under the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). The silversmith marks are there but too tiny for me to get a good photo or decipher to narrow down the maker or date of manufacture. A lovely pair, don't miss them.
Very good condition. A tiny dimple or two possible to the silver framework and some age tarnish visible in spots but both glass inserts are original and in great shape. As noted, the spoons are silver-plate with no markings but quite unique and wonderful themselves. See pictures for all measurements.
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