KING LOUIS XVI SILVER SERVER
A magnificent large silver server which I believe represents
King Louis XVl of France.
King Louis XVi (1754 - 1793) was king of France and Navarre.
In 1792 he was arrested and deposed and executed by guillotine (1793).
Early in his reign he made attempts to reform France by abolishing
serfdom, increased religious tolerance and reduced taxes,
but most of these reforms failed to resolve the underlying problems in
Finally debt and financial crisis and distrust of the monarchy led to
the French Revolution and he lost all credibility.
Louis XVl was the last king of France.
This spoon is half of a matched set with the Marie Antoinette spoon.
I have put a ruler and a normal tea sized spoon in the picture to help
you ascertain size.
The top figure and the stem are cast and the bowl is repoussed and
This spoon contains an untraced mark.
I suspect that it is 800 silver and was made in Hanau, Germany ca. 1900
The cast figure of Louis XVi shows a good looking middle aged monarch
in an elaborate costume with his left hand grabbing his sword handle.
His right hand seems
to be holding something to his chest.
His shoes are very stylish with large bows.
The back of the figure is finished and shows his hair tied in a bow.
This spoon is half of a
matched set with the Marie Antoinette spoon
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