Fine 62pc International Co Richelieu Sterling Silver Flatware Set Serves 8
Presented is a fantastic sterling silver 62 piece flatware set by International Silver Co. This set is done in the elegant Richelieu pattern, which began production in 1935. This is a floral pattern, with raised designs of leaves and flowers in high relief. The knives have stainless steel blades in the Modern style. This is a full service set for 8, with several great serving pieces included.
The set consists of:
- 8 Forks--7 1/4 inches long.
- 8 Fish/Salad forks--6 5/8 inches long.
- 8 Knives--8 3/4 inches long.
- 8 Round Soup Spoons--6 1/2 inches long.
- 8 Butter knives--6 inches long.
- 8 Teaspoons--6 inches long.
- 8 Dessert/iced tea spoons--7 5/8 inches long.
- 2 Serving/Table spoons--8 1/2 inches long.
- 1 Pierced serving spoon--8 1/2 inches long.
- 1 Master butter serving knife--7 3/8 inches long.
- 1 Serving ladle--6 1/2 inches long.
- 1 Serving fork--8 5/8 inches long.
The piece are stamped with the maker's mark for International Silver Company as well as sterling. The knives are marked 'sterling handle' on the sides of the handles. The blades are marked stainless steel.
This set is in fabulous condition. There are some minor surface abrasions to the butter serving knife, which could easily be polished out. Otherwise there are no issues, no splits, no dents, no monograms, no monogram removals, and no repairs.
This set comes with an optional, free, bonus box as seen in the photographs. The box is an unused felt lined wooden storage chest as seen in the final photo, very effective in protecting the set against tarnishing. This box is free, and is not considered to be part of the value of this auction. If you do not want the box let us know, and we do not need to ship it.
The set weighs 2613 grams or 92.2 regular ounces, NOT including the knives with stainless steel blades. We estimate that the knives have about a troy ounce of sterling silver each in their handles, which would give a total sterling silver weight for the entire set of 2853 grams or 100.6 regular ounces.