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Tetard - 159pc. Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Flatware Set, Versailles Model + Storage Cabinet, Museum Quality.

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Direct from Paris a Truly Magnificent 159pc. Original French 950 Sterling Silver Flatware Set by "Tetard Frères" one of France's Premier Silversmiths, Includes a Stunning 5-Drawer Lockable Storage Cabinet with Key and No Monograms - Circa 1890s. Each Piece in this Amazingly Beautiful Set has been Hand Crafted in 950 Sterling Silver to the Highest of International Standards, Luxury and Quality Traditionally Reserved for the French Elite, The Ultimate in Luxurious Living.

Tetard Frères - famed for their elegant, traditional styling and legendary quality. As "Silversmith to the King," Tetard Frères has been France's premier supplier of fine silver to the French Aristocracy since its founding in 1880 by Edmond Tetard (1860-1901). In 1889, Edmond Tetard participated in the Universal Exposition and received a gold medal for his outstanding designs and premier quality silver products. The firm specializes in sterling silver flatware sets and tableware products in the style of Louis XV. In 1901 the firm was put under the control of Edmonds' three sons - Henri, Jacques and Georges. From 1920 the firm produced exemplary silver pieces following the designs of Valery Bizouard (1875-1945) and Louis Tardy (1881-1978) - known for their creations of the avant-garde. In the International Colonial Exhibition of 1931, the Tetard Brothers won "un palmares exceptional" - a stunning 10 medals were awarded for their outstanding creations in sterling silver.

This set is in extremely good condition. Each sterling silver piece bears the hallmark of Master French Silversmith "Tetard" in addition to the French Government's "Head of the Minerva-1" hallmark, certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver. The Mother-of-Pearl handled dessert knives with vermeil blades bears the French government's 2nd Title and the "P.D.R." manufacturer's sterling silver hallmark.   The set includes the following (all weights and measurements approximate):

12 Dinner Knives - Stainless Steel Blades & Mercury Hallmark 23.00 cm. 74 grams
12 Dinner Forks 20.00 cm. 75 grams
12 Tablespoons 20.00 cm. 77 grams
12 Luncheon Knives - Stainless Steel Blades & Mercury Hallmark 18.70 cm. 45 grams
12 Luncheon / Dessert Forks 17.00 cm. 50 grams
12 Luncheon Dessert Spoons 17.00 cm. 52 grams
10 Dessert Knives - Mother of Pearl Handles and Vermeil Blades 20.00 cm. 41 grams
12 Fish Knives 20.00 cm. 70 grams
12 Fish Forks 16.20 cm. 61 grams
12 Cake Forks 14.20 cm. 32 grams
12 Ice Cream Spoons 12.00 cm. 25 grams
12 Coffee Spoons 12.00 cm. 25 grams
1 Large Serving Sooon 23.30 cm. 130 grams
1 Large Serving Fork 23.40 cm. 122 grams
1 Large Salad Serving Spoon 25.80 cm. 132 grams
1 Large Salad Serving Fork 25.80 cm. 133 grams
1 Large Ice Cream / Custard Scoop 24.00 cm. 127 grams
1 Large Fish Serving Knife 25.20 cm. 133 grams
1 Large Fish Serving Fork 21.80 cm. 113 grams
1 Sauce Serving Ladle 24.80 cm. 140 grams
1 Large Cake Serving Knife 25.20 cm. 131 grams
1 Large Soup / Stew Serving Ladle 28.40 cm. 230 grams
1 Large Pie Serving Knife 25.20 cm. 134 grams
1 Gravy Serving Ladle 17.00 cm. 104 grams
1 Pair of Sugar Tongs 11.50 cm. 52 grams
1 Olive Serving Spoon 14.40 cm. 41 grams
1 Small "bonbon" Serving Knife 16.50 cm. 36 grams
1 Small "bonbon" Serving Fork 14.00 cm. 30 grams
1 Individual Tart Server 13.40 cm. 37 grams
Tetard - 159pc. Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Flatware Set, Versailles Model + Storage Cabinet, Museum Quality.
$34,885.00 CAD
$34,885.00 CAD

Tetard - 159pc. Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Flatware Set, Versailles Model + Storage Cabinet, Museum Quality.

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