Marie Antoinette was born an archduchess of Austria in 1755.
She became the Dauphine of France and eventually Queen of France in
Her Husband, Louis XVI of France assumed the throne upon the death of
A popular revolution swept through France and she and her husband were
deposed and imprisoned.
Her husband's fate was sealed by the newly developed guillotine and
eight months later her fate was sealed in the same manner.
I have included a ruler and a normal tea sized spoon so that you can
envision the size of this huge server.
Measuring approximately 11", this cast spoon is very nicely done.
However there is only one mark ( crowned A) which I have not been able
to trace definitively. I suspect the spoon is 800 silver.
I further suspect that the spoon was made in Hanau, Germany during the
1890's and then exported to France for resale.
The French style of hair is quite interesting and notice the
exceedingly small waist.
She appears to be holding a flower in her left hand. I also thought the
double cuff was an interesting style
The reverse of the figure shows her hair style and gown
nice repousse and chased work was done in the bowl.
This spoon is half of a
matched set with the Louis xvi spoon
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