A FRENCH SILVER-GILT DESSERT SERVICE, EUGENE QUEILLE, RETAILED BY MAISON MARTIAL BERNARD, PARIS, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
the reeded handles with shells and foliage to terminal, base and mid-point, each engraved with the monogram HG, comprising:
eighteen knives with ivory handles and silver-gilt blades
eighteen knives with ivory handles and steel blades
a pair of serving spoons
and a pair of sifter ladles
950 standard, all in the original leather case, the red baize fittings with two trays, brass lock inscribed 'MARTIAL BERNARD / Rue de la Paix No.1'
2201gr (70oz) excluding knives
The Queillé family were Parisian manufacturing silversmiths specialising in table silver throughout the 19th century; the mark on the present lot used 1847-1895. The illustrious jewellers Martial Bernard had been established at 1 Rue de la Paix in 1826, becoming suppliers to the Royal Court and the Duc d'Orléans, leaving these premises in 1890.
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