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AN ASSEMBLED FRENCH SILVER AND SILVER-GILT JOSEPHINE PATTERN FLATWARE SERVICE, AUCOC AND OTHERS, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

AN ASSEMBLED FRENCH SILVER AND SILVER-GILT JOSEPHINE PATTERN FLATWARE SERVICE, AUCOC AND OTHERS, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

AN ASSEMBLED FRENCH SILVER AND SILVER-GILT JOSEPHINE PATTERN FLATWARE SERVICE, AUCOC AND OTHERS, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

AN ASSEMBLED FRENCH SILVER AND SILVER-GILT JOSEPHINE PATTERN FLATWARE SERVICE

AUCOC AND OTHERS, PARIS

LATE 19TH CENTURY


most Aucoc, Pierre Queille, and maker's mark SL, mostly engraved with a coat of arms, comprising:

38 table forks

27 tablespoons

33 table knives (24 with stainless blades, 9 with steel)

12 dessert spoons

32 dessert/lunch forks 

1 teaspoon

12 oyster forks

24 fish forks

24 fish knives

12 fish knives with loaded handles

12 fish forks with loaded handles

24 butter spreaders

6 egg spoons

1 joint holder

2 small sugar sifters

1 crumb scoop

1 soup ladle

2 fish servers

2 sauce ladles

1 butter knife

1 cheese knife

1 asparagus server

269 pieces


A silver-gilt dessert service, en suite with preceding, comprising:

26 dessert spoons

18 dessert forks

19 dessert knives with gilt blades

23 teaspoons

15 cheese knives

2 serving spoons

2 sugar sifters

2 pairs of tongs (sugar, ice)

1 cheese knife

1 butter knife

1 cake server

1 ice cream server

2 shell bowl servers

113 pieces


Together with 1 English silver-plated parcel-gilt berry spoon and 1 Mexican silver mustard ladle,

384 pieces total

526 oz weighable

16359 g

Some dinner knives with stainless steel blades separating from handles. The dessert service with some pieces with wear to gilding. Otherwise set in good condition, with only light surface wear from use.


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.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

This pattern was designed in 1802 by Charles Percier and executed in 1804 by Martin-Guillaume Biennais for the Empress Josephine (1763-1814). The pattern became popular and was usually known as "Josephine".