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SOLD - Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit / Dessert Service for 12 Persons - Antique

A fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver and mother of pearl fruit / dessert service for twelve persons - boxed; an addition to our dining silverware collection

SKU: A2956
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SOLD - Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit / Dessert Service for 12 Persons - Antique
SOLD - Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit / Dessert Service for 12 Persons - Antique

Description


This fine antique Edwardian mother of pearl and sterling silver fruit service consists of twelve knives and twelve forks.


The blades of the knives have a plain pointed form with a serrated edge and the forks each have three tines.


The anterior surface of each knife is embellished with a fine and impressive bright cut engraved scrolling leaf motif along one side.


The anterior surface of each fork is ornamented with a bright cut engraved scalloped design.


The reverse surface of each piece is plain and unembellished; apart from the knives which feature the registration number ‘221148’.


Each piece of this silver fruit service is fitted with the original rounded rectangular mother of pearl handle.


All the knives and forks retain the original hallmarked sterling silver ferrules ornamented with embossed scrolling leaf ornamentation.


The fruit / dessert service is fitted to the fine and impressive original hinged mahogany box with a lift up lid and velvet and satin lined interior.


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


Date: 1907

Condition


This antique 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.

The box is in excellent original condition in keeping with age.

The bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the ferrules of each piece, surface of the knives and reverse of the forks are all very clear.

The registration number to the reverse of each knife blade is also very clear.

 


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of these fine examples of Edwardian silverware.


Dimensions


Knife

Length 18.6cm/7.3"

Length of blade including ferrule 11.3cm/4.4"

Length of mother of pearl handle 7.5cm/3"

Width of blade 1.4cm/0.6"


Fork

Length 15.3cm/6"

Length of blade including ferrule 8.6cm/3.4"

Length of mother of pearl handle 6.9cm/2.7"

Width across tines 1.4cm/0.6"


Weight


Not measurable as mother of pearl handles


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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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