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Newcastle Sterling Silver Meat Skewer/Letter Opener - Antique Georgian (Circa 1770)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian Newcastle sterling silver meat skewer/letter opener; an addition to our diverse 18th century flatware collection

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18th Century Meat Skewer
Newcastle Sterling Silver Meat Skewer/Letter Opener - Antique Georgian (Circa 1770)
18th Century Meat Skewer
Newcastle Sterling Silver Meat Skewer/Letter Opener - Antique Georgian (Circa 1770)
18th Century Meat Skewer
Newcastle Sterling Silver Meat Skewer/Letter Opener - Antique Georgian (Circa 1770)
18th Century Meat Skewer
Newcastle Sterling Silver Meat Skewer/Letter Opener - Antique Georgian (Circa 1770)
18th Century Meat Skewer
Newcastle Sterling Silver Meat Skewer/Letter Opener - Antique Georgian (Circa 1770)
18th Century Meat Skewer
Newcastle Sterling Silver Meat Skewer/Letter Opener - Antique Georgian (Circa 1770)
18th Century Meat Skewer
Newcastle Sterling Silver Meat Skewer/Letter Opener - Antique Georgian (Circa 1770)

Description


This antique Georgian sterling silver meat skewer/letter opener* has a tapered form.


The surface of this antique 18th century meat skewer is embellished with the contemporary bright cut engraved crest depicting out of a naval crown an eagle with wings extended, holding in the beak a wheat stalk.


The reverse surface is plain and unembellished apart from the featured hallmarks.


This exceptional example of silver flatwarewas crafted by the renowned Newcastle silversmith John Langlands I.


* The original use of this item was purely as a meat skewer. Due to its form, this piece may certainly be used as an effective letter opener.


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Condition


This antique 18th century meat skewer is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The piece bears surface marks as to be expected, in keeping with age and use.

The hallmarks struck to the reverse surface are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

The lion passant hallmark has wear in keeping with age but remains legible.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of silverware.


Dimensions


Length 7cm/2.8"

Diameter of ring loop 2.6cm/1"

Height 0.4cm/0.2"

Weight


2.4 troy ounces/74g


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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