Antique Belle Époque era French sterling silver 36-piece fish flatware set. Comprising of 18 forks and 18 knives crafted by Parisian silversmith Vve. Meticulously hand crafted in the finest quality silver, this delightful service for 18 features a rare and opulent pattern, richly decorated handles replete with Renaissance style floral and foliate elements. Tapering from an elegant pattern of leaves and berries, the handles open to an opulent bas relief of lavish stylized acanthus and scrolling foliage on a textured ground, centered by urns topped with a single fruit, a pomegranate it seems.Engraved monogram en verso of initials DG or GD. The service ends feature a charming Louis XVI motif, detailing'attributes of love' comprising of a torch aflame crisscrossed with a quiver of arrows, embellished further with a tambourine, ribbon bow and sprigs of laurel. The service is further decorated with finely engraved accents to the fish knife blade and fork tines. Exceptional in both design and execution, this fabulous set will grace your table and will delight your guests. Forks measure 7 5/8 length. Knives are 8 3/4 length. The total weight of the service is a most impressive 2,208.7 grams! A rare opportunity to acquire a truly unique and sublime antique French sterling silver fish service. Each piece is hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark, which guaranteed the finest quality French sterling silver of. 950/1000 purity in use from 1838 95% silver and higher grade than the standard.
Bearing silversmith marks for Veuve Leontine Compere, active from 1888 to 1919 in Paris at 79 rue Quincampoix. The service is in overall good condition with general wear commensurate with use. Housed in the original fitted presentation box, the handle monogrammed with same initials as the flatware. The box is in good antique condition and houses the service well and protectively. Box measures 16 3/8" x 10 1/8" x 2 1/4 height.
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Please check the description for dimensions. The item "Ornate Antique French Sterling Silver Fish Service 36pc Flatware Set For 18" is in sale since Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "micflsun" and is located in Canutillo, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.