Exquisite & rare antique 1819-1838 French 22k gold on sterling silver 6pc knife set, unique shaped sterling blades with gorgeous solid mother of pearl handles! These early sets have 22K gold so thick it will show on MIZAR as solid gold. They are far finer than later knives from Napoleon III era and the style is definitely attractive! Solid shimmering mother of pearl handles with an inlaid vermeil shield cartouche. Amazing! Even more amazing is that this is one of TWO nearly matching 6pc knife sets that we recently acquired so, be sure to look for the others while you're with us. Thanks! We also have a truly exquisite 18pc vermeil entremet/dessert or fruit service flatware set with armorial & crown motif listed this week, don't miss them!
Very good condition. No chips, cracks or damage to the mother of pearl and just a very minor bent tip or two to the silver blades. One knife has what appears to be a tiny hole in the top portion of the vermeil handle, just below where it meets the blade. See pictures for measurements.
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