A FRENCH SILVER-GILT DESSERT SERVICE FOR TWELVE, JACQUES-HENRI ALBERTI, STRASBOURG, 1769-70
stylised shell and thread pattern, comprising: dessert spoons, dessert forks, dessert knives, with mother-of-pearl handles, and cheese knives, with silver-gilt blades, in a fitted gilt-tooled red leather case with brass mounts and two removable trays
case 39.5cm., 15½in. long
1383gr. 44ox. 9dwt. excluding knives
All pieces clearly marked, the cheese knives the most worn on the collars. The mother-of-pearl in excellent undamaged condition. The steel blades good and original. The gilding is a very nice colour and the pieces are of good heavy gauge. The case is a buit tatty and weathered but has survived well for its age. Good condition overall.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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