French sterling silver traveling coach set, complete, c.1815.
The set was the property of the Countess C. de Fribert of Austria. The leather covered hinged lidded round box has an Austrian Beaker with a fitted felt lined sectioned container for the two spoons, fork, knife and double compartment spice box.
The Austrian beaker is heavily gold lined and has a gold lip. The base has am 1815 Vienna Town Mark, an advanced payment against duty mark, a general assay mark for Vienna, and a makerâ€²s mark of a conjoined HC.
All the pieces have the Countessâ€² crowned monogram: EEF and the top of the box is monogrammed, in gilt letters: Cse. de Fribert.
The spoons and forks were made by Charles Salomon Mahler and the knife handle has the maker;s mark: Vâ€¢C. The carbon steel knife blade in clean, with no pitting or rust and is marked: Salmon.
The double compartment, gilt lined spice box is unmarked but guaranteed to be solid silver.
Each piece fits perfectly to align properly when assembled.
The hinged lidded, fitted leather and felt lined case is in remarkable condition.
Monogrammed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.
Teaspoon 5 1/8" long
Knife 9 3/8" long
Fork 7 3/8" long
Table Spoon 7 5/8" long
Cup is 3" in diameter, 3 3/4" tall.
Spice box 3" tall, 1 1/8" in diameter.
Total silver weight is 423 grams or 13.6 ozs Troy.