This exceptional pair of antique Victorian cast sterling silver gilt grape shears has a hinged scissor action.
The handles of these grape scissors are embellished with plain intertwining stems to double antique dolphin decorated fingerpieces, accented with details reproducing the scales, in addition to a shell motif.
The circular hinged portion is embellished with a man in the moon mask design.
The grape shears are fitted with flat engraved scrolling leaf decorated blades, with a rounded outer edge.
These exceptional examples of 19th century silver flatware retain the original gilding.
These exceptional Victorian grape shears are a rare design and are the finest of their type you could hope to acquire.
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Maker: Thomas Henry Francis & Frederick Francis