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Antique Louis XVI French Sterling Flatware Set: 36 Pcs, 2650 Grs!
This is the second set of 11 place settings in this glorious pattern by Alphonse Debain. Couldn't resist it! Perfect if you wish to serve 24, just buy both ;) The pattern is exquisite; Graceful spatulate handles sprinkled with a floral foliate bouquet, surrounded with strapping, trefoils and lamberkins. The monogram on this set is different: script interlaced "LW". There are 3 piece place settings: dinner fork, dinner spoon and demi-tasse spoon, 11 each. 1 extra demi-tasse spoon. A large stew or soup ladle and vegetable serving spoon included, as is a box which, though not original to the set, will help with tarnish reduction. Condition is good to very good. There is some wear and some hard to get out tarnish. Such a fabulous legacy set is worth a professional polish; but it's ready to use! I've had it cleaned twice.
Dimensions: Dinner forks8 7/8" long, weigh 80 grams. Dinner spoons are 8.75" long, weigh 85 grams. Demi-tasse are 5.25" long, 0.8 grams. The ladle is 13.25" long, weighs 245 grams, the vegetable serving spoons 10 7/8" long, 125 grams. Each piece is marked with the Minerve 1st titre; guarantee for .950 sterling. And the maker's punch for Alphonse Debain, 79 rue du Temple, Paris; active 1883-1911.
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