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Sterling Silver Meat Skewer/Letter Opener - Antique George III

A fine and impressive antique George III English sterling silver meat skewer/letter opener; an addition to our Georgian silverware collection

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Sterling Silver Meat Skewer/Letter Opener - Antique George III

Description


This fine antique George III English sterling silver skewer/letter opener* has a tapered form with a circular ring loop finger piece.


The plain surface of this fine example of Georgian silverware is embellished with a fine and impressive contemporary bright cut engraved crest depicting a talbot statant collared and chained.


The reverse surface of the skewer is ornamented with the engraved initials 'RH' in addition to the featured hallmarks.


* 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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Date: 1817

Condition


This antique skewer is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse surface of the skewer are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Diameter of ring loop 2.6cm/1"

Length 30.2cm/11.9"


Weight


2.9 troy ounces/90g


 
 
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