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SOLD - French Silver Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Circa 1900

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique French 900 standard silver fish service for twelve persons - boxed; an addition to our dining silverware collection

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SOLD - French Silver Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Circa 1900
SOLD - French Silver Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Circa 1900

Description


This exceptional antique French 900 standard silver fish service for twelve persons consists of twelve fish knives and twelve fish forks.


Each solid silver piece has been crafted in a rounded organic style, reflecting influences from the traditional Lily pattern and Victorian period naturalism.


The anterior and posterior surface of each handle is embellished with a naturalistic stemmed and rooted bud design.


The blade of each knife has a broad incurved shaped form and the forks have four shaped tines.


The anterior surface of each fork is ornamented with engraved simplified bud motifs with protruding flowing leaf designs.


The knives are embellished with an engraved flowing interlacing leaf design accented with further simplified bud designs.


The reverse surface of each piece is plain and unembellished.


This fine fish service is fitted to the fine and impressive original hinged oak wood box with a lift out drawer and velvet lined interior.


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


Condition


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

The box is also in presentation condition and has been professional polished by a cabinet maker.

The interior of the original box shows signs of wear, in keeping age.

The engraved decoration is all very sharp.

The French hallmark struck to the reverse surface of the each piece are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of each item of antique flatware.


Dimensions


Knife length 21.9cm/8.6"

Fork length 18cm/7.1"


 
 
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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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