Silver Victorian Server
Silver-plated Victorian tart or dessert server with floral & foliage details on the handle (both front and back).
Markings: MP, Mary Pantin, Fine Silver & Gold Smiths of London, ca.1780s-1800s
The Pantins were one of the important families of silversmiths who dominated the craft in Rouen in the 17th century. In common with many, if not most, Huguenot families of the time there were several branches of the family each of which produced members who came to London and the following is the result of a comprehensive programme of research into this family which played an important part in the production of silver plate in London in the 18th century.
Found in Paris.