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Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver and mother of pearl fruit/dessert cutlery set for twelve persons - boxed; an addition to our dining silverware collection

SKU: A5076
Price: £1,495.00
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Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Edwardian

Description


This exceptional antique Edwardian sterling silver and mother of pearl fruit/dessert cutlery set consists of twelve knives and twelve forks.


The blades of the knives have a rounded form and the forks each have four tines/prongs.


The anterior surface of each knife is embellished with fine and impressive bright cut engraved foliate decoration accented with a simplified border to one side.


The anterior surface of each fork is ornamented with a bright cut engraved stemmed floral design accented with single leaves.


The reverse surface of each piece is plain and unembellished; apart from the featured hallmarks.


Each piece of this silver dessert set is fitted with the original carved mother of pearl handle.


All the knives and forks retain the original sterling silver ferrules ornamented with embossed bands of ribbed ornamentation.


Each mother of pearl knife and fork is fitted to the fine and impressive original hinged mahogany canteen box with a lift up lid and lift out tray.


The interior of the box retains the original velvet lining and tray tags.


The original presentation box features an inset panels to the interior rim displaying the retailer's mark 'Elkington & Co. Ltd. Silversmiths, 22 Regent Street, London S.W'.


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


This exceptional Edwardian service was crafted by the noteable Birmingham silversmiths Elkington & Co Ltd; the forks bear the date letter 'b' (1901) and the knives were struck with an 'i' in 1908 with an alternative maker's mark.


Date: 1901/1908

Condition


This antique dessert cutlery set is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The original box has been polished by a cabinet maker and is in excellent presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of each piece are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these fine examples of antique cutlery.


Dimensions


Length of knife 19cm/7.5"

Length of fork 15.8cm/6.2"


Weight


Not measurable as mother of pearl handles


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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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