GAVET, Charles, registration of mark: 1820, at 138 rue Saint-Honoré, PARIS. Fabulous antique French 1819-1838 hallmarks on the twelve sterling blades and in the original fitted presentation case! With very early 1800s marks, this service of fine ebony handled & .800 (nearly sterling) bladed & trimmed knives are just the thing to set out with entrement silver or for fruit/cheese service. The elegant combination is stunning on your table - ebony handles and old French silver add a richness that is unparalleled. Combine them with your existing entremet spoon/fork sets to complete a dessert setting or entree, salad. In the great old original storage/presentation case, don't miss them!
Patronyme M.O. : Gavet Charles Prénom (état civil) : Charles Initiales : CG Gavet E Profession : Coutelier (du roi) Lieu d'activité : Paris Adresse de l'atelier : 138 rue Saint-Honoré Date d'insculpation : 15 juillet 1820 Date de biffage : 22 octobre 1832 N° de préfecture : 2239 N° de garantie : 2107 Symboles : E couronné d'un soleil
Very good condition. The set is entirely original, 18pc but with twelve having sterling blades and six with steel blades (not replacements). A slightly rounded tip or two and some bending to the ends of the handle caps (two missing the very ends). The box does show signs of its age with one front clasp missing and a rear hinge loose or separated. See pictures for measurements.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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