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SOLD - 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

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


The blade of the knife has a shaped form and is embellished to both surfaces with fine bright cut engraved decoration depicting birds perched on branches and butterflies around a fruiting frond.


The anterior and reverse surface of the fork is ornamented with bright cut engraved geometric grid designs and fruiting vine pierced decoration.


The servers are fitted with fine and impressive shaped carved ivory handles, with star cut terminals.


Both servers retain the original bright cut engraved ferrules.


These fish servers are fitted to the original hinged leatherette box with satin and velvet lined interior, bearing the retailer’s mark ‘Goldsmith Alliance, Limited, Cornhill London’.


Date: 1880

Condition


These antique fish servers are an exceptional 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

Length 33.5cm/13.2"

Width of blade 4.8cm/1.9"


Fork

Length 25cm/9.8"

Width of tines 5.5cm/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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