This rare and gently worn set of antique Christofle spoons and forks is from early in the 19th century.
What a great find this was. Though they are not perfect, they are perfectly beautiful. Ths signs of wear are there but do not in any way detract from the beauty of this rare collection. As with many fine spoons of this era, the tips come to a point. That was done so that meat could be eaten from the soup bowl without difficulty.
These are the kind of things that are handed down from generation to generation until finally one decides to part with it. I was there when that happened and feel very lucky.