The French Michel-Ange or Michelangelo silver marks tell us that all silver was made during the above dates and that small number "1" mark within tells us the silver used is. 950/1000 pure silver, a luxurious material in the time it was created, so we can be quite certain it would have been either an Officer of Napoleon's or a titled or Royal traveler who owned this fine set. That it survives in as complete a condition as it does is really quite rare, and speaks to its heritage and to many many generations of family who have cherished it in the 200 + years since it was made and used.
The silversmith marks are for Theodor Tunneler, 23 tue Chapon, Paris from 1798 to early 1800s. Prior to this era, the Palais Royal, as the site was known, hosted Royals and dignitaries from around the world, and was not only a site for the finest goods to be had, but also a center of theatre and dining. A long and lauded history, the'Palais Royal' goods that survive bring a premium for that distinction.
I would bet highly this is one, as well. The necessaire is nearly complete, lacking very few of the original contents and, of course, it would originally have been housed in an outer black leather case or etui. The ebony handles of the folding fork & spoon are missing the silver shield shaped cartouche inlays and one bone spice sifter insert is missing from the ebony tube (see pictures).
It looks like the case has an opening for a knife but it's not with the set. Quite surprising that as many original pieces have survived intact and in such magnificent condition. See pictures for individual weights and measurements. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important.And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable.
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_gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item "RARE Antique French Sterling Silver Officer's or Travel Set Flatware, Pot, Cup" is in sale since Friday, February 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.