Elegant antique French Napoleon III era 12pc .800 sterling silver bladed 7 7/8" luncheon, entremet or dessert knife set with shimmering solid mother of pearl handles and original fitted presentation box! In a word, gorgeous! The complete service for 12, all matching and complete, no hallmarks but the collar & caps are surely .800 sterling silver, as are the hallmarked blades. This Napoleon III era service is stunning, a set you'll use for luncheon, fruit, cheese and dessert service, and will thrill to own as your own family heirloom set. Each pearl handle with carved fluting, the set is truly fabulous. A fabulous set to add to your existing fine silver table service or, create one with us! Be sure to browse some while you're with us, we've been adding a host of truly superb old French, European & American silver pieces & flatware sets and we're sure to tempt you! Create a magical combination for even the most elegant and opulent of tables.
Very good condition. The blades are all the original hallmarked .800 silver, just under the .925 standard for 'sterling' silver. No damage or repairs to any of the pearl handles, no damage to the collars. The box is original and does show its age a bit with a few minor nips to the black leatherette covering. See pictures for measurements.