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Silver Ribbon Pullers

Sterling Silver 'Stork' Ribbon Pullers/Threaders - Antique George III

An exceptional, fine and impressive, rare pair of antique George III English sterling silver ribbon pullers/threaders by William Eley, William Fearn & William Chawner; an addition to our silver flatware collection

SKU A2444


These fine antique George III sterling silver ribbon pullers/threaders* have a hinged scissor action.

The pullers have been realistically modelled in the form of a stork and are embellished with chased decoration detailing the bird's plumage and features.

One finger grip is fitted with a chased decorated four claw foot, allowing the pullers to sit securely perpendicular.

The underside of the claw foot/stand is embellished with a contemporary bright cut engraved initial 'S'.

The beak/blades of these impressive silver ribbon pullers have a serrated surface.

This impressive Georgian piece was crafted by the renowned London silversmiths William Eley, William Fearn & William Chawner; original examples of this age and quality are becoming increasingly scarce.

* More commonly found in continental silver, antique ribbon pullers were functionally used to thread ribbon through the eyelets incorporated in baby clothing.

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Maker: William Eley, William Fearn & William Chawner

Date: 1809

These antique ribbon pullers are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the finger grips of the pullers are all very clear.

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

Length from back of finger grip to tip of beak 9.7cm/3.8"

Width across claw foot 3.4cm/1.3"

Height 9.4cm/3.7"

1.2 troy ounces/36.4g

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