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Boxed Victorian Dessert Flatware Service
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Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service - Antique Victorian

£1,995.00

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

SKU C7779

This exceptional antique dessert service, in sterling silver and mother of pearl, consists of twelve knives and twelve forks.


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


The surface of each knife is embellished with fine and impressive bright cut engraved foliate decoration.


The surfaces of each fork are ornamented with a bright cut engraved foliate design, from the stem to the drop.


Each piece of this boxed Victorian dessert flatware service is fitted with the original carved mother of pearl handle; such services, with fine carved detail and large handles, are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.


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 walnut veneered canteen box with a lift up lid and lift out tray.


The interior of the box retains the original blue velvet fittings, and the cover bears the retailer's mark 'Furber & Sons, Jewellers, Cheltenham'.


This exceptional Victorian service was crafted by the renowned London silversmith and flatware maker George William Adams of Chawner & Co.


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Date: 1880

This boxed Victorian dessert flatware service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

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

The original box has some cracking to the surface, however has been has been polished and secured by a cabinet maker.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each piece 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 these fine examples of antique cutlery.


Length of knife 20.4cm/8"

Length of fork 17.3cm/6.8"


Not measurable as mother of pearl handles


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