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

A fine and impressive, unusual antique Victorian English sterling silver and mother of pearl handled fish service for twelve persons; an addition to our diverse dining silverware collection

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

Description


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


The impressive plain sabre style knife blades have a broad incurved shaped form, and the forks have three tines with a shaped cylindrical shaft.


Each piece of this service is fitted with impressive sterling silver ribbed handle ornamented with panels of mother of pearl.


The handles incorporate a fine and impressive embossed sterling silver scrolling design to each terminal.


The ferrule to each item is encircled with bands of embossed decoration.


These impressive examples of Victorian silverware are supplied in felt cutlery rolls; which not only protect the items in storage but significantly reduce tarnishing.


This is a fine and impressive set with unusual and desirable handles.


Date: 1900

Condition


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

The set has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The mother of pearl is in perfect condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each blade and shaft are all very clear; they are deeply struck due to the very good gauge of silver of the.

The hallmarks to the ferrules are worn due to the gauge of silver and in keeping with age.


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


Dimensions


Length of knife 19.4cm/7.6"

Length of fork 16.7cm/6.6"


Total Weight


An accurate weight of silver cannot be provided due to the mother of pearl handles.


View the full collection of fish services at AC Silver

 
 
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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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