Victorian Soufflot FRENCH STERLING SILVER 950 HORS D'OEUVERS Dessert Set 4pc box. White spots from camera flash / light glare, silver has an even bright coloring. Each serving piece marked with both. Set includes 2 beautifully pierced bowl servers and or sugar sifter, a pate or petit four server and a 3 tined fork. Ornately chased hollow handles have scrolling acanthus like forms and fan or shell motif at tops.
Handsome patterned connections at handle base to implement. In original fitted case having red silk and velvet lining in beautiful condition with minor age wear. Outside with embossed thin leather-like surface is quite worn and lifting.
3 of the pieces have had their handles reset and 2 were reset backwards (with monograms facing backsides), you can see there is some sort of dark material between the handle and utensil stem. Only the paddle shaped pierced'spoon' has not been reset. The dark exposed material may be a hardened wax, I don't know, it does flake off with a determined fingernail so may not be that difficult to have them reset properly.
This is a beautiful and fine quality French set well worth the repair. Surfaces are beautiful with very minimal & very light surface wear.
I have not polished the set and leave that to the new owner. Pate/petit fours 7-3/16", fork 6-3/4", pierced round sifter 6-3/4", pierced paddle shape'spoon' 6-7/8". 8-1/8" x 5-3/4" x 1-1/2. I send out an invoice within 24 hrs.
Or less, otherwise Priority and Parcel are options. Most of my items are old or vintage & will show appropriate signs of age & use. Linens and clothing have not been laundered unless stated so, they may have age related odors.
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The item "Victorian Soufflot FRENCH STERLING SILVER 950 HORS D'OEUVERS Dessert Set 4pc box" is in sale since Tuesday, January 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "redgleen2" and is located in Chicago, Illinois.This item can be shipped to United States.