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

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

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

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver fish flatware set for twelve persons consists of twelve fish knives and twelve fish forks.


The blade of each knife has a rounded, sabre style form and the forks have four tines.


The surface of the drop to each fork and each side of the knife blades are embellished with impressive bright cut engraved scrolling leaf decoration accented with a plain paralleling border; the posterior surface of the fork blade bears a simple border.


Each piece of this Victorian fish service is fitted with an exceptional and large carved mother of pearl handle ornamented with a spiraling design.


The upper portion of each handle is fitted with a sterling silver ferrule embellished with impressive fluted and bead ornamentationa, all in a swirl design.


Each piece is fitted to the fine and impressive original hinged walnut canteen box with a lift up lid and lift out tray.


This impressive canteen box is ornamented with brass fittings, including a vacant shaped cartouche and escutcheon.


Antique fish services with exceptional large handles are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.


View the full collection of flatware and cutlery available at AC Silver


Date: 1870

Condition


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

Each piece has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

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

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


Knife

Length 22cm/8.7"

Length of handle 8.5cm/3.3"

Length of blade 11.5cm/4.5"


Fork

Length 18.5cm/7.3"

Length of handle 8cm/3.1"

Length of blade 8.3cm/3.3"


Total Weight


Not measurable as mother of pearl handles


 
 
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