Fine antique French sterling silver Louis XVIII to Louis Philippe era 8pc dessert or entremet sized knife set, hallmarked silver blades and elegant ebony & silver handles with shield shaped inlays! One of several sets of antique French knives that we're adding this week so, be sure to browse some while you're with us. Thanks! This a wonderful setting for eight, ebony or ebonized wood handles with shield shaped silver cartouche inlays! The blades in the older style with the straight sharp edge and curved blade tops. One of the blades bears the French 1798-1809 Coq hallmark, the other seven with the 1819-1838 Socrates mark, the tiny number "2" within all of those marks designate them as being in at least .800 silver which is common in knife blades for the added strength (80% pure and just under the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). Silversmith marks are legible on all, "D.P." on seven and "P.D." on one but I've not been able to find definitive reference to them. A marvelous set, enjoy!
Very good condition. No bends, damage or repairs to any of the silver blades, one with a chipped tip. We've just had them professionally polished so they have a bright, lustrous finish. There are a few small visible age or drying splits but no breaks or damage. The ends of the sterling handle caps also show some denting on one or two. See pictures for weights and measurements.
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Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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