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Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1897)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver and mother of pearl handled fish service for twelve persons - boxed; an addition to our silver flatware collection

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Sterling Silver Fish Service
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1897)
Sterling Silver Fish Service
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1897)
Sterling Silver Fish Service
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1897)
Sterling Silver Fish Service
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1897)
Sterling Silver Fish Service
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1897)
Sterling Silver Fish Service
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1897)
Sterling Silver Fish Service
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1897)
Sterling Silver Fish Service
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1897)
Sterling Silver Fish Service
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1897)
Sterling Silver Fish Service
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1897)
Sterling Silver Fish Service
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1897)
Sterling Silver Fish Service
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1897)
Sterling Silver Fish Service
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1897)

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian mother of pearl handled, sterling silver fish service for twelve persons consists of twelve fish knives and twelve fish forks.


The impressive plain sabre style knife blades have a broad incurved shaped form, and the forks have four tines with a tapering shaft.


The anterior and reverse surfaces of each knife is embellished with exceptional bright cut engraved geometric fluted decoration to a scene depicting two fish above a pool of water, amidst foliate designs.


The drop of each fork is ornamented with simplified shell designs accented with further matte backgrounds, identical to the aforementioned water designs.

Each piece of this fish cutlery set is fitted to the original plain rounded mother of pearl handle.


The ferrule to each piece is encircled with bands of embossed ribbed decoration.


Each piece of this mother of pearl cutlery service is fitted to the fine and impressive original hinged mahogany wood canteen box with a lift up lid and lift out tray.


The presentation box features a vibrant red velvet and satin lined interior.


View the full collection of fish services and serving pieces available at AC Silver


Date: 1897

Condition


This antique sterling silver fish service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The service has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The original presentation box has been professionally polished by a cabinet maker.

The bright cut engraved decoration is all very crisp and the embossed ornamentation is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the anterior surface of each knife and reverse of each fork 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 each item of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Length of knife 21.1cm/8.3"

Length of fork 17.6cm/6.9"


Total Weight


Not measurable as mother of pearl handles


 
 
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