THIS LOVELY, TOTALLY RARE, BOXED 36 PIECE SET OF 18 PAIRS OF SILVER CLOSE PLATED TEA OR DESSERT KNIVES AND FORKS WITH QUALITY MOTHER OF PEARL HANDLES, IS IN VERY GOOD USED CONDITION. THE MOTHER OF PEARL IS FINELY CARVED AND SHAPED AND ALL OF THE HANDLES ARE PERFECT EXCEPT FOR THE TINIEST SLIVER CHIP ON THE END OF ONE HANDLE ONLY FOUND BY TOUCH.ALL OF THE ATTRACTIVE FERRULES ARE TIGHT AND ALL HANDLES ARE TIGHT. ALL OF THE PIECES ARE CLOSE PLATED AND THE PLATING IS ALL IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
THERE ARE THE NORMAL SURFACE SIGNS OF CLEANING, POLISHING AND USE SHOWING. THE BOX THE SET COMES IN IS PROBABLY MADE OF ROSEWOOD AND IT IS IN GOOD ANTIQUE CONDITION. THE KNIVES MEASURE 19.8CMS IN LENGTH AND THE FORKS MEASURE 16.8CMS. THIS SET WAS MADE BY JOSEPH RODGERS. EACH KNIFE HAS A DIAMOND REGISTRATION MARK ON IT - SEE LAST PHOTO - GIVING A DATE OF REGISTRATION AS 1848.
THE RODGERS MARK GIVES A DATE OF PRE 1871 SO THIS SET WAS THEREFORE MADE BETWEEN 1848 AND 1871. THIS IS A RARE AND COMPLETE SET IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.IT WOULD MAKE A BRILLIANT ADDITION TO ANY SILVER PLATE COLLECTION OR IT WOULD ALSO MAKE AN OUTSTANDING GIFT ITEM. PLEASE EXAMINE ALL OF THE PHOTOS CAREFULLY. ALONG WITH OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST SUCH AS CHINA, CRYSTAL, CUTLERY AND CANTEENS, SO PLEASE TAKE A LOOK. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SILVER ITEMS MAY NEED A POLISH ON ARRIVAL.
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The item "RARE BOXED 36pc 18prs SET silver plated KNIVES/FORKS MOTHER of PEARL HANDLES" is in sale since Monday, May 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silver Plate\Cutlery". The seller is "funkyliz56" and is located in Reading, Berkshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.