A Hundred-and-Twenty-Nine Piece Ernest Cardeilhac Silver Flatware Service for Twelve, Paris, France, circa 1880
    Marks: (Minerva's head), (crown-croix-E.C-crescent)
    11 inches long (27.9 cm) (longest)
    242.17 troy ounces (weighable)

    Note: Because this lot contains African elephant ivory, this lot can only be sold within the United States.

    The lot comprising:
    12 butter knives;
    11 fish knives;
    24 dinner forks;
    24 fish forks;
    12 place spoons;
    23 tablespoons;
    12 teaspoons;
    1 asparagus server;
    2 shell-form berry scoops;
    2 pea servers;
    2 salad serving sets (4 pcs);
    2 piece fish serving set.
    129 Total.
    Note: Knives consist of ivory handles, silver collars, and steel blades.

    Condition Report*:

    Cracking to ivory handles, some denting to bowls of teaspoons, light nicking throughout, scuffing and warping to asparagus server, wear to gilt implements, tip of fish server with bend, serving spoon with pin denting and crease to bowl, some bending to fork tines, bend to pea server stem, with surface scratches commensurate with age, moderate/heavy use, and polishing.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2016
    12th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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