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SOLD - Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Service for 12 Persons - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, large and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver and mother of pearl fish service for twelve persons - boxed; part of the dining silverware collection at AC Silver

SKU: W5852
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SOLD - Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Service for 12 Persons - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Service for 12 Persons - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver and mother of pearl fish service for twelve persons consists of twelve fish knives and twelve fish forks.


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


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


The reverse surface is embellished with stylised scrolling leaf decoration.


Each piece of this service is fitted with a large and impressive carved mother of pearl handle.


The pieces of this set have impressive embossed scroll decorated ferrules.


This fine fish service is fitted to the original hinged mahogany box with a lift up lid and a velvet lined lift out tray.


The box is ornamented with brass fittings, including a circular escutcheon and a shaped cartouche featuring the original engraving ‘Gertrude Boddy – Xmas 1909’*.


* This item is associated with the same family as the dessert service W5853.


Date: 1866

Condition


This antique fish service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The decoration to each piece is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each piece are all very clear.

The mahogany box has been professionally polished by a cabinet maker.


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


Dimensions


Knife

Length 23.2cm/9.1"

Length of handle including ferrule 10.9cm/4.3"

Width of blade 2.4cm/0.9”

Width of handle 1.7cm/0.7”


Fork

Length 18.9cm/7.4"

Length of handle including ferrule 10cm/3.9"

Width across tines 2.2cm/0.8”

Width of handle 1.6/0.6”


Weight


Not measurable as mother of pearl 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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