ODIOT - STERLING SILVER FLATWARE SET, 301pcs,1890s, STORAGE CHEST, SERVICE FOR 18

Another Major Find from a Chateau in the Loire Valley in France,
An Amazing 301 Piece, Sterling Silver Flatware Set by Two of France's Premiere Silversmiths "Odiot" & "Henin Freres" Family Royal Crest Monogram, (circa: 1880s) !!
Price: $75,249.00
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Another Major Find from a Chateau in the Loire Valley in France, An Amazing 301 Piece, Sterling Silver Flatware Set by Two of France's Premiere Silversmiths "Odiot" & "Henin Freres"  Family Royal Crest Monogram,  (circa: 1887s) !!

Service for 18 - Each Stunning Piece in this Spectacular Set is made by Hand, Rare "Grimaldi" Pattern, Named in Honor of the Royal Family of Monaco, Privately Commissioned, Family Crest on Each Piece !!

The Elegant Dinner Fork and Dinner Knife !!

The Luncheon Knife and Luncheon / Dessert Fork !!

The Elegant Individual Fish Pieces !!

The Dessert Knife with Sterling Silver Blade and Luncheon / Dessert Fork !!

The Magnificent Table Spoon and Dinner Fork !!

The Set Includes the Original Six Tiered Wood Storage Chest, 9 Stunning Serving Pieces and 4 Anti-Tarnish Wraps (each wrap holds 24 pieces) !!

The Chest Open Showing 5 Tiers (does not show the bottom layer of serving pieces) !!

The Individual Fish Forks and Fish Knives and the Dessert Knives with Sterling Silver Blades !!

The  1/2 Tier Holding the Luncheon Knives !!

Fish Knives, Fish Forks and the 1/2 Tier in Place Holding the Luncheon Knives !!

The Tea / Coffee Spoons, Luncheon / Dessert Forks and Spoons and Vermeil Sugar Tongs (same noble family, slightly different pattern) !!

The Magnificent Dinner Knives !!

The Elegant Dinner Forks !!

The Bottom Layer Showing the Large Serving Pieces !!

The Open Chest Showing the Top Tier and Key !!

The engraved brass plate on the outside top of the lid showing the joined family crests signifying the alliance of two noble families (usually in marriage). This set was given as a wedding present to the Marquise Jean de Ganay and his new wife Berthe de Béhague, daughter of the Count and Countess Octave de Béhague. The family crests are also engraved on the pieces - a true piece of French history. The crest on the left is the Family Ganay, a very prominent Noble family in France: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famille_de_Ganay. And the crest on the left is the Coat of Arms of the de Behague family.

Includes an Unbelievable Assortment of 9 Luxurious Serving Pieces,  Traditional 19th Century French Luxury and Elegance - La Belle Époque  !!

The Large Serving Spoons

The Superb Fish Serving Pieces !!

The Barry Server - Amazingly Intricate Design !!

The Two Sauce Serving Ladles !!

An Ultra Luxurious Addition to Any Finely Set Table: Grace, Elegance, and Sophistication, Unparalleled Today.  Meant for the Discerning Family !!

The Elegant Dinner Fork and Dinner Knife !!

The Luncheon Knife and Luncheon / Dessert Fork !!

The Elegant Individual Fish Pieces !!

The Dessert Knife with Sterling Silver Blade and Luncheon / Dessert Fork !!

The Magnificent Table Spoon and Dinner Fork !!

The Family's Noble Crest  is Engraved on the Pieces, Generations of French Noble History, Invest in Your Family's Future, You Can't Go Wrong Buying Quality !!

The Front Side of the Fork and Spoon Handles !!

The Underside of the Fork and Spoon Handles !!

You Won't Often Find a Set of This Quality and Craftsmanship Available on the Open Market - Don't Let This One Pass You Bye !!

The Elegant Individual Fish Pieces !!

The Fish Fork - Front and Back !!

The Fish Knife - Front and Back !!

A Rare Opportunity to Purchase an Outstanding, One of a Kind Sterling Silver Flatware Set Typical of that Enjoyed by the Kings and Queens of Europe and Made by the Best in the World "Monsieur Odiot" !!

The Dessert Knife with Sterling Silver Blade and Luncheon / Dessert Fork !!

Close up of the Odiot Signature Hallmark on the Sterling Silver Blade of the Dessert Knife !!

Each Piece in this Magnificent Set is Individually Hand Crafted to the  Highest Standards of Workmanship. An Ultra Luxurious Addition to Any Finely Set Table - Stately Elegance and Style !!

The Front Side of the Dessert Knife Handles !!

The Underside of the Dessert Knife Handles !!

The Dainty Cake Fork - Front and Back !!

This set really is in excellent condition. Each piece bears the hallmark of Master French Silversmith "Odiot" or "Henin Freres" in addition to the French Government's Head of the Minerva - 1 Hallmark, certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver.  This set is of exceptional quality and craftsmanship. Check the weights and measures below. The normal weight for a dinner fork for a high end French antique sterling silver set is 85 grams.  The weight of the dinner forks in this set averages 110 grams.  These are the heaviest that I have seen and the set was obviously privately commissioned. The includes the following - all weights and measures approximate: 

50 Dinner Knives - Acier Blades 25.70 cm. 82 grams
62 Dinner Forks 22.80 cm. 110 grams
18 Tablespoons 22.80 cm. 99 grams
25 Luncheon Knives - Acier Blades 21.20 cm. 48 grams
18 Luncheon / Dessert Spoons 19.20 cm. 57 grams
18 Luncheon / Dessert Forks 19.20 cm. 57 grams
30 Dessert Knives - Sterling Sliver Blades 21.50 cm. 58 grams
18 Fish Knives - no Crest 22.70 cm. 65 grams
18 Fish Forks - no Crest 19.60 cm. 64 grams
23 Tea / Coffee Spoons 15.20 cm. 25 grams
12 Cake Forks - no Crest 15.50 cm. 33 grams
1 Large Fish Serving Knife 28.70 cm. 148 grams
1 Large Fish Serving Fork 24.60 cm. 122 grams
1 Berry Dessert Serving Spoon 21.00 cm. 78 grams
1 Large Soup / Stew Serving Ladle (this piece looks newer and is of a different pattern, different crest but same noble family) 32.20 cm. 249 grams
1 Set of Vermeil Sugar Tongs - slightly different pattern 16.70 cm. 121 grams
1 Large Serving Spoon 26.20 cm. 134 grams
1 Large Serving Spoon 28.20 cm. 134 grams
1 Sauce Serving Ladle 21.00 cm. 110 grams
1 Sauce Serving Ladle 21.00 cm. 121 grams
4 Anti-Tarnish Wraps - each wrap holds 24 pieces.
1 Original, 5 tiered wood lockable storage chest with key, Length = 53 cm., Width = 38 cm., Height = 31 cm. Engraved on the Brass Plate of the Locking Mechanism is "Odiot Orfevre a Paris"
1 Certificate of Antiquity confirming the authenticity of the set - necessary for duty free importation into the US.

A Treasured Family Heirloom for Generations to Come.  The Traditional Luxury, Elegance and Quality Enjoyed by the French Nobility. Invest inYour Family's Future !!

Internationally Known Brand, Luxurious Quality and Craftsmanship And the Perfect Investment in This Current Uncertain Economic Environment !!

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