French Victorian Sterling Silver Place Card Holders Putti/cherub 6 Pc Set/lot For SaleAvailable for sale or BUY IT NOW we have a Set/Lot of Six (6) Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Putti/Cherub Place Card Holders that I believe were made in France. The beautifully formed cherubs are performing tasks such as hunting, gathering plants and herbs carrying a large dish and tray and a carafe of wine and glass, there are also two musician Cherubs with different background/holders that may be from a different set. I purchased these at an estate sale, and I cannot be certain, as there is no pictorial guide to French Hallmarks that I could find, but the the tiny initials on the bottom read "B.B." and the pictorial deception of what appears to be a tree or shrub, seems to be the hallmark described on the Online encyclopedia of hallmarks under French makers marks 1875-1914. There it lists a "B.B" Bernard Buissas whose hallmark is "Un Buisson" - a tree or shrub. (www dot 925-1000dot com/Ffrench_makers_B.html). Measurements - Bases measure 1 5/16" L x 1 5/16" W, Each Cherub place holder with the tree foliage background is 2 1/2" H, the Musician Cherubs are 2 5/8" H. Condition: Very Good Estate Condition with the exception of these imperfections and/or damages: light surface scratches, a few are slightly bent. See photos for additional Details. Please ask any and all questions before offerding. The photos should help in your decision. Please let me know if you need additional photos. I am not an expert, but I do try to research and describe the items as best as I can. If for any reason I have made an error please contact me before leaving response so I may have the chance to correct the situation. Free US Priority Mail Shipping! We ship WORLDWIDE! I'm always happy to combine items to save on shipping. Buyers outside US or choosing other shipping options pay actual shipping cost plus a small 1.00 per shipment handling fee. Buyer must pay within 7 days or seller has the right to re list Item for sale. Please see my other sales for more Antique and Vintage jewelry and other collectables! Shipping Weight: 1 lb (safely packed and double boxed!)*Silver Content tested and verified with test stone and Puritest testing acids.
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