SOLD! for $4,720.00.
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- Low Estimate: $6,000.00
- High Estimate: $8,000.00
- Realized: $4,720.00
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148 pieces of French first standard (.925) silver flatware in four oak fitted drawer cases, most pieces marked with Minerva heads and with mark A L plus lark, (attributed to Auguste Leroy & Cie, Paris); some marked V B with stars and moon mark (attributed to Paris and V. Boivin, Paris). All pieces are in a Neoclassical style pattern with raised wreaths, waterleaf, scroll and swag designs, some pieces with additional flaming torch engraving on the blades/bowls, and most pieces engraved with an elaborate crown and scroll crest. The service includes 18 place forks (8-1/2"L, all with crest on back, some with monogram removal to front), 17 place knives (9-3/4"L, marked Paris on blades), 12 place spoons (all 7-1/4"L, 9 gilt, 3 not gilt and marked VB), 11 tablespoons (3 marked VB), 11 teaspoons (5-7/8"L, 9 with gilt, the other 3 all silver and marked VB), 9 gilt demitasse or coffee spoons, 11 soup spoons (5-1/2", 3 lack crests), 11 fish forks (7"L, 6 marked VB), 12 salad or dessert forks (7-3/8", 3 marked VB), 12 knives (7-7/8"L), and 12 fish knives (8"L, 6 marked VB). Also included are 14 serving pieces: a "main pince" asparagus server; pair sugar tongs; sugar sifter with pierced bowl; grape shears; soup ladle (13") and gravy ladle (7-1/2"); salad serving fork and spoon (9-1/2'L); 2 long handle serving spoons, one with pierced bowl and the other solid (10-1/4"L); 2 pastry servers, one with pierced blade and the other solid/engraved (11-1/4"); and 1 oval bowl table serving spoon (8"L). Combined weight 242.19 oz troy (knives with silverplated blades/hollow handles and grape shears not included in weight). French, early 20th century. CONDITION: Pieces marked VB have monogram removals (and lack crests), some other pieces also exhibit monogram removals. Otherwise excellent condition.