Antique French 18K Gold Vermeil on .800/1000 Silver 3pc Place Setting, Original Box, Napoleon III Era, c.1850-70Antique French 18K Gold Vermeil on .800/1000 Silver 3pc Place Setting, Original Box, Napoleon III Era, c.1850-70Antique French 18K Gold Vermeil on .800/1000 Silver 3pc Place Setting, Original Box, Napoleon III Era, c.1850-70Antique French 18K Gold Vermeil on .800/1000 Silver 3pc Place Setting, Original Box, Napoleon III Era, c.1850-70Antique French 18K Gold Vermeil on .800/1000 Silver 3pc Place Setting, Original Box, Napoleon III Era, c.1850-70Antique French 18K Gold Vermeil on .800/1000 Silver 3pc Place Setting, Original Box, Napoleon III Era, c.1850-70Antique French 18K Gold Vermeil on .800/1000 Silver 3pc Place Setting, Original Box, Napoleon III Era, c.1850-70

An elegant set, 18k gold layer on .800/1000 pure French silver (Minerve #2 mark) used after 1838. The set would have been a gift, and is presented in the perfectly fitted original wooden box with brass stringing and un-monogrammed cartouche. The set is a superb weight, size, entremet or first course size (spoon is approximately size of our USA tablespoon). Knife has the old steel blade in quite nice condition and marked "Paris". These sets were given as Christening or sometimes 1st Communion gifts, or gift to mark some passing, obviously only within the elite classes. The set would have been pricey when purchased. It has a beautiful pattern. Dates to c.1850-70, the Napoleon III era (mid-Victorian).

Very good condition for age and type. You can see that the hasp of the lock on this box has been cut, and a few pry marks on the wood at the lock. Likely locked and stored, opened for auction several generations later when it no longer held the meaning it once had. I hesitate to clean away tarnish you can see, as it's the one way you can also remove the layer of gold. Knife blade is 19th century steel, typical staining or slight corrosion showing. We did nothing to try to polish that away, either, but from experience, it usually takes a professional with wheel polisher. That said, a lovely old set.

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Antique French 18K Gold Vermeil on .800/1000 Silver 3pc Place Setting, Original Box, Napoleon III Era, c.1850-70

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