One of the most iconic coffee and tea services of the 1930s made by the famous French silversmith company Ercuis is the Saigon model, created in 1934 and made until 1937. The second photograph is from a 1934 magazine. It is made up of 6 pieces the original five pieces and an Ercuis sugar tong to complete the set.All pieces are heavily silverplated with macassar ebony handles/knobs. The coffee pot measures 7 ¼ inches high to the top of the knob and is 3 ¾ inches in diameter. The tea pot is 6 ½ inches high and 4 ½ inches in diameter. The cream/milk jug is 3 ¼ inches high and 2 ½ inches in diameter. The lidded sugar bowl is 4 ¼ inches high and 3 7/8 inches in diameter.
The sugar tongs measure 5 inches long. The original tray measures 21 inches long by 13 ¾ inches wide.All pieces are stamped and hallmarked Ercuis. The sugar bowl has a small light plating smudge on the side not very visible. The set is in very good condition, with very faint traces of surface wear and the interiors are perfectly clean, ready to be used.
Finding a complete Ercuis Saigon coffee and tea service with its original tray in very good condition, is rare as most of them became family heirlooms. Ercuis along with Christofle was and still is one of the two major silversmith companies in France and known for its exceptional tableware. Vintage and antique objects have lived and been used and because of that, they sometimes show it. The condition of the object is described as accurately as possible, including its character flaws. But that is really part of the attraction and enjoyment of an old piece.
Please verify the package upon receipt and inform the postal authorities of any damage. The item must be sent back in the same condition and in the same packaging. The item "French Art Deco 6-Piece Coffee/Tea Service by Ercuis Saigon Model 1934" is in sale since Wednesday, October 9, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets". The seller is "decofrancevintage" and is located in Toulouse. This item can be shipped worldwide.