Gorgeous antique French Napoleon III era 18k gold on sterling silver 'vermeil' 18pc dessert or entremet sized knife set with ornate Louis XV or rococo style seashell pattern & Boin-Taburet marked steel blades! All handles bear the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "1" within those marks means they're in .950 silver (95% pure and higher than the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). Boin-Taburet Parisian silversmith marks on the blades and, I believe, also on the handles. A beautiful set!
Very good condition. I see no real damage to the vermeil handles. The steel blades are pre-stainless so there are a few spots of age tarnish and/or corrosion visible. See pictures for weight and measurements.