Great Towle 48pc Sterling Silver Old Master Flatware Set Service for 8
This set is done in the popular Old Master pattern, which began production in
1942. This is a handsome pattern with classical floral and scroll motifs. The
larger knives have Modern form, stainless steel blades and sterling silver
handles. The set has five-piece place settings for eight people, with an
additional seven teaspoons and one butter serving knife.
The set consists of:
- 8 knives--8 7/8 inches long.
- 8 forks--7 1/8 inches long.
- 8 salad forks--6 3/8 inches long.
- 15 teaspoons--5 7/8 inches long.
- 8 butter knives--5 3/4 inches long.
- 1 master butter knife--6 3/4 inches long.
All the pieces, except the larger knives, are marked on the stem with Towle,
sterling, and patented. Further up the handles is the name of the pattern, Old
Master. The knives are marked on the blades with Towle, sterling handle, and
This set is in great condition. The details of the pattern are nice and
crisp. The forks have some minor knife marks to the backs of the tines, but
otherwise I can see no evidence of use to any of the pieces. There are no
breaks, no dents, no monograms, no monogram removals, and no repairs. We are
including a wooden flatware storage chest as a gift, for your convenience; if
you do not want this chest, please let us know and we will not ship it out with
your purchase. The condition or appearance of the chest is not of any influence
to the price or value of the set.
The total silver weight, not including the larger knives due to their
stainless steel blades, is 1380 grams or 48.7 regular ounces. The knives have
sterling silver handles, so there is actually more than this weight in sterling