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 without the knives. The knives weigh 1,416 grams and the total for all 130 pieces is 6,902.
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" 80grs 960; 12 "Dinner spoons 8 5/8" 82 grs 984; 12 Entrement or Dessert Forks 7 1/8" 46grms 552 ; 12 Entrement or Dessert Spoons 7 1/8" 50grms 600; 12 Coffee Spoon 4 7/8 24grms 288; 12 Fish knives 8 ¾" 64grms 768; 12 Fish fork 7 1/8" 56 grms 672; 12 Oyster forks 5 1/8" 24grms 288; 12 Dinner knife mop 9 ¾" 74grms 888; 12 Dessert knife mop 8 ¼" 44grms 528; 2 Serving spoons 10 ¾" 131grms 262; 8 Demitasse spoon 4 ¼" 14grms 112;
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