American, mid-20th century, sterling silver. The service in two hundred and thirty-seven (237) total pieces all in the 'Grande Baroque' pattern.

The one hundred and sixty-eight (168) solid sterling articles consist of thirty-four (34) dinner spoons; nineteen (19) dinner forks; fifteen (15) shrimp forks; fourteen (14) soup spoons; twelve (12) each of small salad forks and ice cream forks; and eight (8) each of large salad forks, pastry forks, iced tea spoons, demitasse spoons, and napkin clips - as well as serving articles including three (3) serving spoons; a pair of tongs; two (2) gravy ladles; two (2) salad spoons; a vegetable spoon, cold meat fork, salad serving fork, two (2) butter spreaders, a baby fork and baby spoon, youth fork, olive/pickle fork, and lemon fork; one small dinner spoon. Two (2) salt spoons are accompanied by Gorham #38 open salts with cobalt inserts as well as the #37 shakers with matching lion mask footing. Also included are a pair of Reed & Barton ice tongs in the 'Francis I' pattern.

The seventy (70) pieces of holloware include thirteen (13) steak knives; a set for eight (8) of fish forks and fish knives; nine (9) large and eight (8) small dinner knives; one dessert knife; eight (8) butter spreaders and the master butter knife; cheese cleaver; cake server; lasagna server; cranberry server; pasta server; ice cream scoop; berry spoon; punch ladle; rice spoon; vegetable spoon; a carving fork and knife; a cake knife; and a candle snuffer.

  • Solid sterling pieces only: 7370 grams
  • Condition:
  • Weight given is pointedly excluding all holloware - only solid sterling silver is included in the given weight. The four Gorham articles and the Francis I ice tongs are not included in the two hundred and thirty-seven piece Grand Baroque total.

    Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is an opinion, and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Reference to condition written, oral or within a condition report shall not be regarded as a full account of condition and may not include all defects, alterations, or restorations. Absence of a condition report does not imply a lot is flawless or lacking imperfections or damage. Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. Returns shall not be accepted on the basis of condition. 

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October 14, 2023 10:00 AM CDT
St. Louis, MO, US

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