Fabulous antique French Napoleon III era 12pc sterling silver 8 1/8" entremet or dessert knife set: vermeil & shimmering mother of pearl handles with original steel blades and wonderful condition! In a word, gorgeous! The complete service for 12, all matching and complete, no hallmarks but the collar & caps are surely 18K gold plated sterling silver (vermeil). Also, the cartouche you see inlaid there is likely 18K solid gold. The 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. Be sure to browse some while you're with us, we'll be adding a host of truly superb old French, European & American silver pieces & flatware sets and we're sure to tempt you! In addition to what we currently have available, of course :). Create a magical combination for even the most elegant and opulent of tables.
Good-very good condition. The blades are all the original steel ones with some age tarnish visible, they are all marked "Thierry, 8 Rue Thiroux, Paris". No chips or cracks in the solid mother of pearl handles. All else superb! I'm pretty sure we also have a storage/presentation box that these came (not photographed) and I'll search for it. See pictures for measurements.
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