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SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Fish Servers by Francis Higgins III - Antique Victorian

A fine and impressive pair of antique Victorian English sterling silver Old English pattern fish servers with angling interest, made by Francis Higgins III; an addition to our silver flatware collection

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SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Fish Servers by Francis Higgins III - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Fish Servers by Francis Higgins III - Antique Victorian

Description


These fine antique Victorian sterling silver fish servers have an Old English pattern handle with a pip to the anterior surface.


The blade of the knife has a broad incurved shaped form, the fork has four tines.


The surface of the blade of the knife is embellished with an exceptional bright cut engraved illustration depicting a perch, trout and pike amidst fishing rods and a hand net.


The fork is ornamented with fine and impressive bright cut engraved crossed trout and salmon designs with simplified foliate decoration to the background.


The anterior surface of each shaped blade is further embellished with a simple paralleling border.


The reverse surface of these antique fish servers are plain and unembellished.


These impressive servers have been crafted by the renowned London silversmith Francis Higgins III.


Date: 1884

Condition


These antique fish servers are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of each item are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Knife

Total length 31.9cm/12.6"

Width of blade 5.5cm/2.2"


Fork

Total length 25.2cm/9.9"

Width across tines 5.6cm/2.2"


 
 
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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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