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Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian

A fine and impressive pair of antique Victorian English sterling silver and ivory handled fish servers – boxed; an addition to our silver flatware collection

SKU: A3899
Price: £795.00
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Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian

Description


This is a fine and impressive pair of antique Victorian sterling silver and ivory handled fish servers consists of a serving knife and fork.


The blade of the knife has a shaped form and is embellished to both surfaces with a fine bright cut engraved interlaced scrolling leaf border.


The anterior surface is further ornamented with a realistic scene depicting a fish and eel, presumably just caught, displayed on the riverbank.


The anterior and reverse surface of the fork is ornamented with bright cut engraved interlaced angular scrolling leaf decoration.


The servers are fitted with fine and impressive shaped carved rounded ivory handles encircled with stylised leaf decoration and a subtle ribbed border around the lower portion.


Both servers have embossed decorated ferrules ornamented with gadroon decoration.


These fish servers are fitted to the original hinged leatherette box with satin and velvet lined interior, bearing the retailer’s mark ‘Ollivant & Botsford, Goldsmiths, St Ann Street, Manchester’.


The box secures with a push fit catch.


Date: 1860

Condition


These antique fish servers are a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The box is in excellent condition in keeping with age.

The bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of both servers are very clear.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of these pieces of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Knife

Total length 31.2cm/12.3"

Width of blade 4.8cm/1.9"

Length of handle 13.4cm/5.4”


Fork

Total length 25.8cm/10.2"

Width across tines 4.6cm/5.4"

Length of handle 12.8cm/4.9”


Weight


Not measurable as ivory handles


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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