On offer today is a phenomenal bespoke set of nine Fish Knives featuring heavy sterling silver heads and carved bone handles in pristine condition. As the photos reflect the Knives are a perfect example of what London Silversmiths could manufacture. All the knives and forks are assayed in London. A Bespoke set as usually, sets are manufactured in either sets of 6 or sets of 12. A set of 9 (in their original handcrafted wooden case) is extremely rare. Something that we do not come across very often, especially in such fantastic condition.
Each knife and fork are fully hallmarked for 1871 with The Lion Passant, Leopards Head, Monarchs Head (Queen Victoria) and the date stamp (p) for 1871. Manufactured by the highly sought after Edward Barnard & Sons. The reasoning for such a high demand for the silversmiths’ goods is due to the business being one of the oldest manufacturing silversmiths in the world, with the business origins starting in c.1680 by Anthony Nelme. The business was amalgamated by Henry Chawner in 1796. The bone handles are in great condition as the images show and look fantastic.
The Knives measure 22.5 CMS and weigh 65 Grammes.
This set would grace anyones home. A functional lot in this highly attractive pattern, a great set as a gift and would doubtless cost an awful lot in a retail outlet today.
These are perfect for use all year round, easy to maintain, grasp the opportunity to be able to own this lovely set today!