The plating is in extremely good condition and the only faults we can find are small spots of plate loss to the very edges of the blades and to one side of the fork section at the base of the upward curve toward the tines. We believe this is most likely caused by the set being held together with rubber bands. The rubber reacts with the silver and small spot loss occurs.These spots are small, minor and occur in unobtrusive places. We describe them but more often that not people don't even notice this type of silver loss. There are no dents or corrosion spots or deep scratches.
There are very fine usage marks and the pieces have a lovely patina only age and gentle use can give. The knives measure 210mm long and the forks 200mm long. A handy guide is 25mm or 2.5cm is a little less than 1 inch, so 100mm or 10cm is just less than 4 inches.Please note this item is original and not a copy or modern day reproduction. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behaviour. The item "12 piece Antique Sterling Silver Plate Fish Cutlery Ornate Sea Monster Design #2" is in sale since Saturday, February 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate". The seller is "*emprades*" and is located in Clarendon, SA. This item can be shipped worldwide.