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Sterling Silver and Mother-of-Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service, Antique George V

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver and mother-of-pearl fruit/dessert cutlery set for 12 persons - boxed; an addition to our dining silverware collection. This exceptional antique George V sterling silver and mother-of-pearl fruit/dessert flatware set / service consists of 12 knives and 12 forks. The blades of the knives have a plain pointed form and the forks each have three tines/prongs. The anterior surface of each knife blade is embellished with fine and impressive engraved undulating border to one side. The anterior surface of each fork is ornamented with an engraved border to the base of the tines, identical to that of the knife. The reverse surface of each piece is plain and unembellished. Each piece of this silver Harrison Bros & Howson cutlery set is fitted with the original carved mother-of-pearl handle. All the knives and forks retain the original hallmarked sterling silver ferrules ornamented with embossed bands of bead ornamentation. Each piece 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 and satin lining. This impressive canteen box is ornamented with brass fittings, including a vacant shaped cartouche and escutcheon, which retains the original key for the working locking mechanism. Dimensions Knife Length 19cm/7.5". Length of handle including ferrule 8.5cm/3.3". Fork Length 15.1cm/5.9". Length of handle including ferrule 7.9cm/3.1". Weight Not measurable as mother-of-pearl handles. Maker: Harrison Brothers & Howson (George Howson). Origin: Sheffield, England. Date: 1929. Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these fine examples of antique cutlery.   

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  • Condition Details
    This cutlery set is exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition. The satin has some wear in keeping with age. The box is in excellent presentation condition. Full hallmarks are all very clear.
  • Dimensions
    H 7.5 in. x W 0.01 in. x D 0.01 in.H 19.05 cm x W 0.26 mm x D 0.26 mm
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    A5247
  • Sold As
    Set of 25
  • Reference Number
    LU120024772673
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Located in Jesmond, GB
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