Sublime silver mixed with iridescent Mother of Pearl ready to grace your table. An antique French sterling silver flatware for twelve with Mother of Pearl knives. A ten piece service of twelve place settings made of fine sterling silver contained in an antique oak layer box. The set contains setting 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. The weight of the knives is not included in the total weight since they are made of mixed materials.
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 with two have stable cracks.
French, circa 1880, marked with maker's punch for Gérard and also for .950 sterling silver for French export.
The Mother of Pearl knife blades, in steel and most likely replacements, are in very good condition.
Condition report; Overall condition is very good with some minor surface scratches in accordance with age and use. Measurements & Weights;
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 total 888 12 Dessert knife mop 8 ¼" 44 grams each total 528 2 Serving spoons 10 ¾" 131 grams each total 262 8 Demitasse spoons 4 ¼" 14 grams each total 112
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