It certainly has the mercury head mark and the V F in the diamond lozenge would normally be the maker.
However, I wonder about the other marks shown in the larger photo. Unfortunately I can't make them out clearly - but they look earlier, and perhaps not even French. The zig-zag mark where silver was removed for assay, for example, was common in Germany.
It it possible that this is an earlier piece - remarked when it was exported?