Massive Silver Flatware Set - Lot #: 313

German, .800 silver with 261 pieces, including 18 dinner knives, 12 salad knives, 19 desert knives, 4 master butter knives, 21 knives with holes in blade, unknown function, 2 cheese knives, 2 carving knives, all the above with steel blades; plus the following that are all silver; 18 butter knives, 5 large serving spoons, 2 large meat forks, 3 salt spoons, 28 dinner forks, 20 soup spoons, 6 table spoons, 12 demi tasse spoons, 25 three pronged forks, 4 serving forks with three prongs, 4 serving forks with four prongs, 3 other forks, small ladle, medium ladle, punch ladle, 2 sets of salad serving forks & spoons, fish server, lasagna server, large pastry server, small pastry server, 2 jam spoons, 3 other serving spoons, 4 pickle forks, 18 salad forks, 17 tea spoons. Total silver weight is 283 ozt. All monogrammed with "S". Housed in a fitted blue felt lined oak chest with massive brass handles on sides, lift lid, two doors opening to five drawers, circa 1920's.
Condition: Good
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000