A gorgeous 6 piece set of antique Belle Epoque era French sterling silver dessert knives. The handles are carved from solid mother of pearl, luminous with an iridescent sheen displaying magnificent flashes of color. Solid, sturdy and with a good weight in hand. Decorated with applied monogram of interlaced initials FE or EF. Complimented nicely by the ornate sterling ferrules topping the handles, patterned as stylized scrolling acanthus with exquisite detail. Richly enhanced with gold vermeil finish. The blades are hallmarked for. Most knives are crafted with lesser. 800 silver or steel blades, so it is a real treat to find a set with blades of a higher finesse of silver. The blades are hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark, which depicts the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of 950/1000 of 95% pure silver and a higher finesse than. Bearing maker’s mark for silversmith Pierre Gavard, active 1886 -1895 at 19 rue Meslay, Paris. A gorgeous set, perfect on the table for your guests! Housed in a fitted presentation box. In overall good antique condition with general wear commensurate with use and age. The knives measure 7 3/4 length. The set weighs 267.6 grams. Box measures 9″ x 4 5/8″. Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description. Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor. Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it. Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for dimensions. The item “6pc Antique French Sterling Silver Gold Vermeil Knives Knife Set Mother of Pearl” is in sale since Sunday, June 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Flatware & Silverware”. The seller is “micflsun” and is located in Canutillo, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Knife
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Featured Refinements: Mother of Pearl Flatware