Sublime silver mixed with iridescent Mother of Pearl. An antique French sterling silver flatware for twelve with Mother of Pearl knives. A ten piece service for twelve place settings made of fine sterling silver contained in an antique oak layer box. The set contains a fish service and oyster forks which are always highly desirable and often have to be purchased separately. Included in the set are 2 large serving spoons and 8 demitasse spoons. 130 pieces in total. The set weights 5,486 grams or 176 troy ounces without the knives.

Beautifully decorated with banded cross ribbon edges, small bows, and bell-flowers. The impressive knives bear acanthus leaves with bay leaf swags on the ferrules. The set is marked Lappara & Gabriel (LG) A monogram for "W" graces almost every piece. The set has had pieces added over time. Eight of the coffee spoons are monogrammed for "CV" while four bears the initials "SB". One dessert spoon is not monogrammed. Though a few pieces may have different monograms; it remains a full service for 12 in the same pattern. The Mother of Pearl knife blades, in steel and most likely replacements, are in very good condition. Two of the MOP handles have stable cracks.

The set includes;
12 Entrement Forks 8 ½" 80 grams each total 960; 12 "Dinner spoons 8 5/8" 82 grams each total 984; 12 Entrement or Dessert Forks 7 1/8" 46 grams each total 552 ; 12 Entrement or Dessert Spoons 7 1/8" 50 grams each total 600; 12 Coffee Spoon 4 7/8 24 grams each total 288; 12 Fish knives 8 ¾" 64 grams each total 768; 12 Fish fork 7 1/8" 56 grams each total 672; 12 Oyster forks 5 1/8" 24 grams each total 288; 12 Dinner knife mop 9 ¾" 74 grams each 888; 12 Dessert knife mop 8 ¼" 44 grams each total 528; 2 Serving spoons 10 ¾" 131 grams each total 262; 8 Demitasse spoon 4 ¼" 14 grams each

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Item ID:201526a

France • French
Late 19th Century

43 Chesapeake Court Antiques

Antique French Sterling Silver Flatware Service for Twelve, 130 Pieces, Mother of Pearl Knives


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