A Very Elegant Antique French Silver Melon Knives Set by renowned Maîtres Orfèvres TETARD Frères.
The silver handle is elegantly lined with silver pearls, ending in an acanthus leaf design, while the upper part bears an acanthus leaf wreath.
The Blade is in plated metal and ends in the typical curved and split tip which characterizes the Melon Knife.
Some still argue that it may also have served to eat lobster or even cheese, but most reports set it as being created specifically for Melons.
Set in their box, they are a perfect addition to a set and easy to place due to their fuss free and elegant design.
They are in great condition!
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title (950/1000) – Hence 1838 to 1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for TETARD Frères which was registered in 1903.
It shows a kettle with TF res underneath.
TETARD Frères took over from Edmond Tétard.
Their workshop was located 4 rue Beranger at the limit of the Marais part of Paris.