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    Sale 7597

    Important Silver

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 109

    AN EXTENSIVE FRENCH SILVER AND SILVER-GILT TABLE AND DINNER-SERVICE

    MARK OF GUSTAVE KELLER, PARIS, 20TH CENTURY

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    AN EXTENSIVE FRENCH SILVER AND SILVER-GILT TABLE AND DINNER-SERVICE
    MARK OF GUSTAVE KELLER, PARIS, 20TH CENTURY
    The dinner service each with a shaped border, the majority engraved with a cypher, comprising:
    A pair of sauceboats and stands, with plated liners
    A pair of entrée dishes and covers, with plated liners
    A mustard-pot and stand, with spoon and clear glass liner
    A pair of vegetable-dishes
    A pair of second course-dishes, one plated
    Three meat-dishes, one plated
    Twelve ashtrays
    Four serving-dishes
    Eight salt-cellars
    Two menu holders, with white composition insets
    Contained in a metal-mounted ebonised oak box on stand, with a hinged cover

    The table service each with shaped handles and engraved with a cypher, comprising:
    Twenty-four table-spoons
    Forty-two table-forks
    Eighteen silver-gilt dessert-spoons
    Twelve dessert-spoons
    Twenty-four silver-gilt dessert-forks
    Twelve dessert-forks
    Eighteen silver-gilt ice-cream spoons
    Thirty silver-gilt teaspoons
    Thirty silver-gilt coffee-spoons
    Twelve butter-knives
    Eighteen fish-forks
    Eighteen fish-knives
    Six skewers, with ring handles
    Six egg-spoons
    Eight condiment spoons with gilt-bowls
    Two pairs of fish-servers
    Two sauce-ladles
    Two pairs of salad servers, one pair with gilt ends
    A soup-ladle
    A pair of sandwich-tongs
    Five assorted silver-gilt servers
    Five assorted-servers
    Six egg-cups
    And the following with filled handles or stainless steel attachments
    Thirty-six table-knives, with stainless steel blades
    Twelve silver-gilt table knives, with stainless steel blades
    Twenty-four cheese-knives, with stainless steel blades
    Eighteen silver-gilt fruit knives, with silver-gilt blades
    Six silver-gilt fruit-knives, with stainless steel blades
    Two pairs of grape scissors, with steel blades
    Two silver-gilt knives, with silver-gilt blades
    Two silver-gilt knives, with stainless steel blades
    Eight assorted silver and silver-gilt serving pieces
    Contained in a fitted metal-mounted six-drawer ebonised oak canteen on stand with sliding hinged doors
    weighable silver 1,039 oz. (32,314 gr.) (456)


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