Fabulous antique French 10pc dinner knife set with natural carved handles, silver caps and collars or ferrules and unique silver inlays! Aren't these great! A ten piece set so two have likely gone missing over the years but the remaining ten are completely original, with original steel blades and only a small age or drying split in a few of the handles! No tiny hallmarks on the silver caps & collars, not uncommon since the silver portions are relatively small. The blades are all marked for Gustave Marmuse, a Parisian silversmith and date to around 1870. Dinner sized, elegant and with undeniable visual appeal....match them up with your fine sterling silver table service and prepare to impress.
Good to very good condition. As noted, there are ten in this set and there are a few hairline splits in the handles (see pictures) but no breaks or repairs to note. Some tarnish or corrosion visible on the knife blades. See pictures for measurements.
IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world.
Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.
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