Property of various owners
A French first standard silver Art Nouveau partial flatware service
marked R&B, Paris, circa 1900, possibly retailed by Richard Dimes Co., Boston
Each shaped terminal cast and chased with scrolling iris blossoms, the reverse engraved with script "AB" (?) monogram, comprising; 10 dinner forks, 12 salad forks, 12 soup spoons, 12 table spoons, 6 dinner knives, together with a similar and complementary silver-plated set of 12 knives by Christofle, total weighable silver approximately 84 oz troy (64).