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Tetard Freres - 115pc. French Sterling Silver Flatware Set + Storage Chest - Near New !

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Direct from Paris, a Magnificent 115pc. French Sterling Silver Flatware Set + Storage Chest by one of France’s Premier Silversmiths “Tetard Freres” in Near New Condition.  The world of French silver-smithing is adorned with a rich tapestry of firms that have left an indelible mark on the craft. Among these luminaries, Tetard Freres stands out as a paragon of excellence and a testament to the enduring legacy of French artistic craftsmanship. Tetard Freres was founded in the heart of Paris in 1827 by Louis-Constant Tetard. Born into a family with a long lineage of silversmiths, Louis-Constant inherited not just the skills but also a passion for pushing the boundaries of artistic expression in silver. The firm rapidly gained prominence for its commitment to quality craftsmanship and innovative design, becoming a beacon of French luxury during the 19th century.

At the core of Tetard Freres' success lies an unwavering dedication to craftsmanship. The firm's artisans were revered for their meticulous attention to detail and the ability to seamlessly blend traditional techniques with contemporary aesthetics. Tetard Freres pieces became synonymous with elegance and sophistication, adorning the tables of European nobility and discerning collectors.  One of the hallmarks of Tetard Freres' craftsmanship was the exquisite artistry in their silverware. Intricate filigree work, delicate engravings, and the use of precious stones were signatures of Tetard Freres' designs. The firm's commitment to quality extended beyond mere functionality; each piece was a work of art, a testament to the fusion of utility and aesthetics as evidenced in this amazing 115 pieces sterling flatware set.

The prowess of Tetard Freres was not just acknowledged by the elite clientele but also by the industry. The firm received numerous awards and accolades for its outstanding contributions to silver-smithing. In 1889, Tetard Freres achieved widespread acclaim at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, where their silverware was lauded for its artistic merit and technical precision. The Exposition Universelle of 1900 marked another triumph for Tetard Freres. The firm's display, featuring a breathtaking array of silver creations, captivated audiences and earned them the prestigious Grand Prix. This accolade solidified Tetard Freres' position as a preeminent force in the world of silver-smithing, setting a standard for excellence that resonated throughout the industry.

In the annals of French silver-smithing, Tetard Freres stands as a testament to the enduring marriage of craftsmanship and artistry. From its humble beginnings in 1827 to its continued prominence in the 21st century, Tetard Freres has weathered the tides of change with grace and innovation. The firm's history, accomplishments, and awards form a narrative of excellence, a narrative that continues to unfold with each meticulously crafted piece. Tetard Freres remains not just a purveyor of silverware but a guardian of a tradition, a legacy that sparkles with the brilliance of French artistic ingenuity.

This is an amazing 115 pieces set in near new condition.  Each piece is stamped with the French Government’s Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark in addition to the Tetard Freres manufacturer’s sterling silver hallmark.  It contains the following (all weights and measures approximate):

12 Dinner Knives 24.40 cm. 103 grams
12 Dinner Forks 20.00 cm. 67 grams
12 Tablespoons 20.00 cm. 68 grams
12 Luncheon Knives 20.00 cm. 60 grams
12 Luncheon / Dessert Forks 16.80 cm. 39 grams
12 Luncheon / Dessert Spoons 16.80 cm. 40 grams
12 Teaspoons 12.50 cm. 20 grams
12 Ice Cream Spoons 12.50 cm. 25 grams
12 Cake Forks 14.50 cm. 34 grams
1 Large Serving Spoon 23.80 cm. 117 grams
1 Large Serving Fork 24.00 cm. 102 grams
1 Large Soup / Stew Serving Ladle 28.80 cm. 209 grams
1 Sauce Serving Ladle 25.00 cm. 132 grams
1 Gravy Serving Ladle 17.20 cm. 104 grams
1 Cake / Pie Serving Knife 27.00 cm. 136 grams
1 Ice Cream / Dessert Server 24.50 cm. 128 grams

Tetard Freres - 115pc. French Sterling Silver Flatware Set + Storage Chest - Near New !
$27,115.00 CAD
$27,115.00 CAD

Tetard Freres - 115pc. French Sterling Silver Flatware Set + Storage Chest - Near New !

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