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AN IMPERIAL SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE
AN IMPERIAL SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE

MOST MARKED GRACHEV BROTHERS, SOME WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, WITH WORKMASTER'S MARK 'AA', ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917

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AN IMPERIAL SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE
MOST MARKED GRACHEV BROTHERS, SOME WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, WITH WORKMASTER'S MARK 'AA', ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917
Comprising: twelve dinner-spoons, twelve dessert-spoons, twelve teaspoons, twelve small teaspoons, twelve dinner-forks, twelve dessert-forks, twelve dinner-knives, twelve dessert-knives, twelve fish-forks, twelve fish-knives, one serving-spoon, one soup-ladle, one fish-slice, one carving-knife, one carving-fork, two serving-forks, two different serving-slices, one serving-knife, each with Neo-Classical style handle, the terminal with acanthus-edged cartouche engraved with the monogram 'OH' of Archduke Otto Habsburg of Austria, some parcel-gilt, in a fitted wood case, all but twelve dessert-knives marked on handles
133.2 oz. (4143 gr.) weighable silver (131)
Provenance
By family tradition, a gift from Emperor Nicholas II to Archduke Otto Habsburg of Austria (1865-1906).
Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria (1847-1915).
Señor Antonio Darder-Ripoll (1874-1940).
By descent to the present owner.

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Archduke Otto Habsburg of Austria (1865-1906), Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, was the second son of Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria. He married Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony in 1886 and had two sons, including Charles I of Austria, the last Emperor of Austria.

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