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Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Victorian English sterling silver and ivory handled fish servers - boxed; an addition to our silver flatware collection

SKU: A3899
Price: £795.00
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Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional pair of antique Victorian sterling silver and ivory handled fish servers consists of a serving knife and fork.


The blade of the knife and the drop of the fork have an incurved shaped form.


The anterior surface of the knife is embellished with a bright cut engraved scene depicting a fish and eel displayed on a riverbank.


The posterior surface of the knife's blade is ornamented with a fine bright cut engraved interlaced scrolling leaf decorated border to the incurved edge.


The anterior and posterior surface of the fork drop is ornamented with bright cut engraved interlaced angular scrolling leaf decoration, reflecting the design to the knife blade.


The Victorian fish servers in sterling silver are fitted with fine and impressive shaped carved rounded ivory handles encircled with stylised leaf decoration and a subtle ribbed border encircling the lower portion.


Both servers retain the original sterling silver ferrules ornamented with embossed gadroon decoration.


These fish servers are fitted to the original hinged leatherette box with satin and velvet lined interior, bearing the retailer's mark 'Ollivant & Botsford, Goldsmiths, St Ann Street, Manchester'.


The box secures with a push fit catch.


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Date: 1860

Condition


These antique Victorian fish servers in sterling silver are an excellent gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent presentation condition.

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

The bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of both servers are very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these pieces of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Knife

Total length 31.2cm/12.3"

Width of blade 4.8cm/1.9"

Length of handle 13.4cm/5.4”


Fork

Total length 25.8cm/10.2"

Width across tines 4.6cm/5.4"

Length of handle 12.8cm/4.9”


Weight


Not measurable as ivory 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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