A very elegant Antique French Silver Melon Knives Set by Maîtres Orfèvres TETARD Frères.
The silver handle is very simple and lovely, curving out slightly in a geometric design heralding the Art Deco era.
The Blade is in plated metal and ends in the typical curved and split tip or tines which characterizes the Melon Knife.
Some still argue that it may also have served to eat lobster or even cheese, but we can confirm them as being created specifically for Melons.
Set in a lovely presentation box, they are a perfect addition to a set and easy to place due to their fuss free and elegant design.
A lovely way to enjoy melons or cantaloupes or even watermelon.
They are in great condition!
We are really happy to have found this new set, as the other one we had, sold back in August and they are becoming quite rare!
The width given above is taken at largest part of the handle
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title – Hence 1838 to 1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for TETARD FRERES which was registered in 1903.
It shows a kettle with TF res underneath.
TETARD FRERES took over from Edmond Tétard.
They were located 4 rue Beranger at the limit of the Marais part of Paris.