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SOLD - Sterling Silver, Steel and Ivory Carving Set - Antique Victorian

A fine and impressive antique Victorian steel, ivory handled and sterling silver mounted five piece carving set - boxed; an addition to our diverse dining silverware collection

SKU: A1578
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SOLD - Sterling Silver, Steel and Ivory Carving Set - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver, Steel and Ivory Carving Set - Antique Victorian

Description


This fine antique Victorian sterling silver mounted and ivory handled carving set consists of two carving knives, two carving forks and a sharpening steel.


Each piece is fitted with a steel blade; the fine and impressive blades of the sabre style carving knives have a broad incurved shaped form, incorporating the silversmiths mark 'Trade Mark, Allen & Darwin, Sheffield' in addition to an hourglass design to the anterior surface.


The finger piece to each carving fork is embellished with the trade mark hourglass motif above the registration number '252772'.


The pieces of this fine set are fitted with fine and impressive carved ivory handles featuring impressive hallmarked sterling silver embossed and applied gadroon decorated terminals.


The decoration to each terminal incorporates an opposing scroll bordered vacant oval cartouche to each side.


All the components of this antique carving set retain the original hallmarked sterling silver ferrules ornamented with a broad band of embossed and applied decoration reflecting the identical style to that of the terminals.


Each ferrule and terminal features an embossed registration mark amidst the hallmarks.


This service is fitted to the fine and impressive hinged oak wood presentation box with a lift up lid, featuring a velvet and satin lined interior.


The box retains the original brass fittings, including a vacant shaped cartouche and hinged catch.


Date: 1897

Condition


This antique carving set is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

There are some minor surface blemishes to the steel blades as to be expected in keeping with age, but can be considered to be in excellent presentation condition.

The embossed and applied decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each ferrule and terminal are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length of large carving knife 39cm/15.4"

Length of carving knife 31.5cm/12.4"

Length of large carving fork 29.2cm/11.5"

Length of carving fork 27.6cm/10.9"

Length of sharpening steel 34.7cm/13.7"


Weight


Not measurable as ivory handles and steel blades


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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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