Elegant antique French Napoleon III to Belle Epoque era 7.75" dessert, luncheon or entremet sized 11pc knife set with elegant solid mother of pearl handles, sterling silver inlaid carthoches with interlaced monograms and wonderful condition! As elegant as can be, very French with the pearl & silver, the blades are all the original pre-stainless steel with "Paris" markings. Not sure what happened to the 12th knife, perhaps I missed it but we've priced them as the eleven you see here. Of all of the antique knife and flatware sets we've offered, I always love the mother of pearl accented or incorporated pieces. They have a wonderful heft in the hand and are always cool to the touch (and, of course, have that beautiful shimmer you can only find in antique mother of pearl). The set is simply stunning. Fabulous!
Very good condition. There is some visible tarnish and/or corrosion marks to the steel blades but no chips or damage there. One pearl handle appears to have a repaired break just below the top silver collar so count on a set of ten with no flaws. Just wonderful! See pictures for weight and measurements.