Fabulous antique French or Continental European 18k gold on sterling silver "vermeil" 12pc dessert fork & spoon set with engraved armorial or familial crest heraldry and wonderful condition! This set is a bit of a mystery to me since the French require hallmarks on everything, the only markings on the twelve pieces is "M.S." on the backs of the handles. Possibly a commissioned set? In any event, they are tested gold on sterling silver and ARE a truly gorgeous 2pc set for SIX. Nothing overly frilly, just the simple elegance of the pattern and the added intrigue of the crests. About medium sized where French flatware is concerned, they're right at 7" to 7 1/8" or so in length, 46-48 grams each so they're also thick, heavy and made to last. Add six fine vermeil knives if you wish and you're set, guaranteed to make dessert even more enjoyable if that's possible.
Very good to excellent condition. I see no signs of loss or wear to the vermeil finish and no knife marks to the fork tines. No visible damage or repairs to note.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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