Antique French Sterling Silver Flatware Service for 12~10 Piece Place Settings & Fish Service

Antique French sterling silver flatware for twelve with Mother of Pearl knives. A full 10 piece service for twelve of fine sterling silver contained in an antique oak layer box. Included in the 10 piece place settings is a fish service and oyster forks which are always highly desirable and often have to be purchased separately. The set also contains 2 large serving spoons and 8 demitasse spoons. In total, 130 pieces. The set weights a total of 5486 grams without the knives. The knives weigh 1416 grams and the total for all 130 pieces is 6,902.

Sublime silver mixed with iridescent Mother of Pearl ready to grace your table.

Beautifully decorated with banded cross ribbon edges, small bows, and bellflowers. The impressive knives bear acanthus leaves with bay leaf swags on the ferrules. The set is marked Lappara & Gabriel (LG) A monogram for "W" is graces almost every piece. The set has had pieces added over time. Eight of the coffee spoons monogrammed for "CV" while four bears the initials "SB". One dessert spoon is not monogrammed. Though a few pieces may have different monograms; it remains a full service for 12 in the same pattern.

French, Circa 1880, marked with maker's punch for Gérard and also for .950 sterling silver for French export. The Mother of Pearl knife blades, in steel and most likely replacements, are in very good condition. Please note a few dessert spoons are marked .950 with the Minerve 1st. Titre mark.

Condition report; Overall condition is very good with some minor surface scratches in accordance with age and use. A little more polishing if desired

Measurements & Weights;

12 Entrement Forks 8 ½" 80grs 960; 12 "Dinner spoons 8 5/8" 82 grs 984; 12 Entrement or Dessert Forks 7 1/8" 46grms 552 ; 12 Entrement or Dessert Spoons 7 1/8" 50grms 600; 12 Coffee Spoon 4 7/8 24grms 288; 12 Fish knives 8 ¾" 64grms 768; 12 Fish fork 7 1/8" 56 grms 672; 12 Oyster forks 5 1/8" 24grms 288; 12 Dinner knife mop 9 ¾" 74grms 888; 12 Dessert knife mop 8 ¼" 44grms 528; 2 Serving spoons 10 ¾" 131grms 262; 8 Demitasse spoon 4 ¼" 14grms 112;

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Item ID: 201121

$15,995 USD

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