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Pair of Sterling Silver Meat Skewers/Letter Openers - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive, large pair of antique Victorian English sterling silver letter openers/meat skewers; an addition to our Victorian silverware collection

SKU: W8549
Price: £895.00
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Pair of Sterling Silver Meat Skewers/Letter Openers - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver Meat Skewers/Letter Openers - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver Meat Skewers/Letter Openers - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver Meat Skewers/Letter Openers - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver Meat Skewers/Letter Openers - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver Meat Skewers/Letter Openers - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver Meat Skewers/Letter Openers - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver Meat Skewers/Letter Openers - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver Meat Skewers/Letter Openers - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver Meat Skewers/Letter Openers - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver Meat Skewers/Letter Openers - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver Meat Skewers/Letter Openers - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver Meat Skewers/Letter Openers - Antique Victorian
Pair of Sterling Silver Meat Skewers/Letter Openers - Antique Victorian

Description


These large antique Victorian English sterling silver letter openers*/meat skewers have a tapered form with a circular ring loop finger piece.


The surface of each skewer is plain and unembellished, apart from the featured hallmarks to the reverse.


These impressive meat skewers are an exceptional and large example of their type.


* The original use of this item was purely as a meat skewer. Due to its form, this piece may certainly be used as an effective letter opener.


Date: 1843

Condition


These antique sterling silver letter openers are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse surface of each skewer are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck very deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Length 33cm/13"

Diameter of ring loop 2.9cm/1.1"


 
 
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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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