Antique French Silverplate Fruit Set with Forks and Knives Silver Plate for sale
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The French have way of making every dish or course in meal stand out. One way is to have special cutlery for your fruit. not only could the French peel an apple pear or orange with knife and fork, but also peach, plum and even halve grapes and pick out the seeds. It is hard to believe but there it is. This set stems from those days and is as elegant as well as practical. The knives are pointed for those pesky seeds) and the forks only have three prongs. Each piece is made of gold plated metal, there is no mark so it is not sure if the underlying metal is silver or copper and smooth teardrop style mother of pearl handle. The condition is very good: the MOP handles are all chip and crack free and feel very smooth. The fork and knife ends are in good shape, though they show some signs of having had lot of polish. Measurements are: Knife is 1/2" long and fork is 6" long.
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