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Sterling Silver Meat Skewer/Letter Opener by Mary Chawner - Antique Victorian


A fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver meat skewer/letter opener made by Mary Chawner; an addition to our diverse flatware collection

SKU A3869

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

The surface of this skewer is embellished with a contemporary engraved initial 'R' below the plain circular ring loop finger piece.

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

This fine example of antique silversmith was crafted by the renowned London female silversmith Mary Chawner.

* 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.

Learn more on skewer history.

Date: 1838

This antique skewer is an exceptional gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

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

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Mary Chawner silver.

Length 25.2cm/9.9"

Diameter of ring loop 2.5cm/1"

2.4 troy ounces/74.8g

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