C1890 Paris 950 Standard Silver Serving Spoon by Boulenger
An impressive spoon in the Louis XVI style, this is hallmarked for 950 standard, higher tham sterling. Paris made, it is by Adolphe Boulenger, presumably before 1898 when his nephew took over and changed the sponsor's mark. Boulenger was the main supplier of silverware to the French National Marine. The firm was specialised in cutlery, tea and coffee services and tableware, and obtained several prizes at universal and international fairs, for instance Paris 1925, Cairo 1929 and Antwerp 1930. The spoon is 21.5 cm long and weighs 80 grams. The cypher is an S and a K.
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