Lot Details & Additional Photographs
(215) pieces, service for fourteen, including: (14) dinner knives (9 7/8 in.); (14) fish knives; (14) fruit knives; (14) butter spreaders; (14) dinner forks (8 in.); (14) fish forks (7 3/8 in.); (14) pastry forks (6 in.); (14) snail forks (6.25 in.); (14) teaspoons; (14) dessert spoons; (14) cream soup spoons; (14) ice cream spoons; (14) drink spoons; pair of asparagus tongs; (2) solid asparagus servers; (4) shallow servers; (2) oversized tablespoons; (4) tablespoons; ice cream slice; (2) two-part small serving sets; (2) serving forks; pastry server; ice cream server; fish serving fork; (2) salt spoons; (2) master butter knives; pair of sugar tongs; small pierced serving spoon; sauce ladle; fish serving knife; and (2) graduated ladles. All but one teaspoon with period "D" monogram.
385.85 total weighable troy oz.From the Estate of the late Mr. & Mrs. Walter R. Davis, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Most pieces are marked with post 1972 Minerva hallmark indicating .925% silver content (sterling silver). Eleven servers [asparagus tongs, (2) solid asparagus servers, a shallow server, (2) two-part small serving sets, (2) master butter knifes, and the pierced serving spoon] are marked with as French made for export of .950% silver.
Light scratching - overall in very good estate condition.
$30,000 - 40,000