Elegant antique Belle Epoque era 6pc table knife set, with elegant solid mother of pearl handles & ornate sterling silver caps. This set consists of six knives in the larger 9 1/8 inch dinner size, with heavy, solid mother of pearl handles, each engraved with the monogram "W", so decorative! Absolutely elegant and stunning when used with your fine French sterling silver table service. Sterling silver caps have an ornate foliate scroll, with yet another cartouche where a monogram could be placed.
A traditional wedding gift, silver flatware was often sold and packaged without the knives, as a gift of knives was a symbol of ending or severing a relationship. Knives were often not even made in matching patterns, but only in complementary patterns, to be added by the bride and groom themselves to their set at a later date.
Hard to find such a lovely set, these with mother of pearl always seem to have quite a following and are avidly collected. Sure to become a favorite on your beautiful tables. A few of the blades have slight wear as shown, these are in considered in good antique condition. Sold in a set of six.