Art Deco French Silver Sugar Tongs - Maker Identification

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SimonJersey
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Art Deco French Silver Sugar Tongs - Maker Identification

Postby SimonJersey » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:57 pm

Good evening,

Please can someone advise the maker of these Art Deco French Silver tongs, the Geometric styling is very much of the 1920/1930's period.

Maker "M R" and what looks like a strawberry in between:

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Many thanks all,

Simon

Zilver2
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Re: Art Deco French Silver Sugar Tongs - Maker Identification

Postby Zilver2 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:29 am

This is the mark of Maison d'Orfèvrerie Richard, active during the period 1932-1994 and located at 147 rue du Temple, Paris.
Symbol : a strawberry (une fraise)
Successor of Edmond Ricard (1913-1929), who himself had taken over the workshop of Jean Grandvigne in 1910.
At the death of Edmond in 1925 his wife took over the company (VveER).
In 1932, the daughter of Edmond Ricard married Marcel Richard and started the Maison d'Orfèvreire Richard.
In 1994 the business was taken over by Francis Regala.

SimonJersey
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Re: Art Deco French Silver Sugar Tongs - Maker Identification

Postby SimonJersey » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:41 am

Thank you for your comprehensive reply!

Kind regards,

Simon


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