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SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Fruit Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian

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

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SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Fruit Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Pair of Sterling Silver Fruit Servers – Boxed - Antique Victorian

Description


This is an exceptional pair of antique Victorian sterling silver fruit servers.


The anterior and reverse surface of the knife and fork are embellished with fine bright cut engraved stylised bead and leaf decoration accented with husks and garlands.


Both the knife and fork are fitted with a sterling silver handle, embellished with embossed scroll decoration accented with a bearded male mask.


The decoration to each handle incorporates a scroll bordered vacant oval cartouche.


The knife and fork have filled handles, as to be expected.


These fruit servers are fitted to a hinged leatherette box with satin and velvet lined interior.


Date: 1879

Condition


These antique fruit 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 decoration is very crisp and very sharp.

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

Length 28.5cm/11.2"

Width of handle 2.8cm/1.1"


Fork

Length 21.2cm/8.3"

Width of handle 2.3cm/0.8"


Weight


Not measurable as filled 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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