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SOLD - Sterling Silver and Ivory Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Boxed - Antique Victorian

A fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver and ivory handled fish service for twelve persons - boxed; an addition to our dining silverware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver and Ivory Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Boxed - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver and Ivory Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Boxed - Antique Victorian

Description


This fine antique Victorian sterling silver and ivory fish service for twelve persons consists of twelve fish knives and twelve fish forks.


The large impressive blades of the knives have a broad incurved shaped form, and the forks have four tines.


The anterior surface of each piece is ornamented with bright cut engraved scrolling leaf decoration.


The reverse surface is embellished with a subtle tooled decorated border.


Each piece of this service is fitted with a plain carved ivory handle and a plain silver ferrule.


This fine fish service is fitted to an impressive hinged mahogany box, with a satinwood bordered felt and satin lined interior.


The box is ornamented with fine and impressive brass fittings, including a shaped escutcheon and shield shaped vacant cartouche.


Date: 1896

Condition


This antique fish service is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent condition.

Each component has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

There are a few surface blemishes to a 2cm area of the handle of one knife.

The bright cut engraved decoration to each piece is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the anterior surface of each knife, and reverse surface of each fork are all very clear.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of each item of antique Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Knife

Length 22cm/8.8"

Length of handle including ferrule 10cm/4”

Width 2.2cm/0.9”


Fork

Length 19.4cm/7.6"

Length of handle including ferrule 9.3cm/3.7”

Width 2.4cm/0.9”


Total Weight


An accurate weight of silver cannot be provided due to the ivory 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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