Judging by the quality of the porcelain handles, they were probably made by Meissen. Unmarked, though a mark might be hidden beneath the ferrule. However it is well known that early Meissen items - especially boxes and other objects of daily use - were not always marked. Mounted with French sterling silver blades with unique scimitar curved shape. The blades are hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark, which depicts the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of 950/1000 of 95% pure silver and a higher finesse than.
Bearing maker's marks for Henin & Cie, this mark was in use from 1875 to 1890s. The set is in overall good antique condition with general wear to the gilt painted accents. One handle cracked and repaired with a chip visible to the floral arrangement area. Two other handles having a tight stable hairline. The knives measure 7 3/8 length.Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description.
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