The caps & collars on the handles bear no hallmarks but they're also silver of course. The blades all bear the French Minerve or Minerva hallmarks, the tiny number "1" within those marks means they're in. 950 silver 95% pure and higher than the. 925 standard for "sterling" silver.
There are two silversmith marks among the blades, those of B. Fuchs and also Pierre Queille, both date to the mid-late 1800s.
The set is simply stunning. Very good to excellent condition.There is some visible tarnish in the recessed decoration of the silver handle caps & collars. Some slight fading to the enamel fill in the engraved monograms, see pictures. No damage to note, no chips, cracks or repairs to the pearl handles. See pictures for weight and measurements.
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