Antique silver plate and mother of pearl set of flatware in original fitted box / canteen. Made in England, late 19th - early 20th century. Measurements: Box is a little over 11 1/2 inches X 10 1/4 X 2 3/4 inches. Knives just over 8 1/8 inch long. Forks 6 3/4 inches long.
Gorgeous wooden canteen or chest for holding cutlery. Burl walnut lined with blue velvet. Top of lid has a large brass plate, intended for being engraved with a monogram or family crest.
Two levels of cutlery - 6 knives and 6 forks held in each. Set could be used for desert/fruit/luncheon or fish. Very solid, well designed set.
Quiet elegance without an excess of adornment, which allows the strenght of the simple folded silver bands joining blade/tyne to handle, the subtle design of the forks and the marvellous beauty of natural mother of pearl to shine through. Some of the pieces have a black fish depicted, which hints that the set might have been used for fish (although the knives are not classic fish knife form).All blades and forks have pseudo hallmarks - see'photos. Has a key, which might/not be original, but the lock works. Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers. Feel free to ask question. We would appreciate it if you notify us in advance, and explain the reason for the return. Please pack carefully to ensure the item reaches us in the same condition it left here and don't forget to insure and track properly. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item "Antique Flatware Set f 12 Mother of Pearl Silver Plate Box Desert Fruit (4538)" is in sale since Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Flatware & Silverware". The seller is "brendaginsberg" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida.This item can be shipped worldwide.