Product Description

On offer today is a beautiful collection of RARE Sterling Silver Dinner Knives & Forks, Dessert Knives & forks, bearing the Georgian Bead Pattern. Extremely rare, the collection is in immaculate condition for its age, a timeless pattern that at 252 years old, are truly stupendous.

Restored by our Master Craftsmen, each Knife and Fork is fully hallmarked with The Lion Passant for the period 1756-1795. The Makers Mark WA is also present; this can be identified as the one and only William Abdy I who registered his Silver Makers Mark mid way through 1769. We can therefore place great weight on the evidence that the set was manufactured between 1769 and 1790 (when Mr William Abdy passed away). The Squared Georgian Bead Handled Knives and forks bear the Makers Mark W.S – the Makers Mark for William Sumner I. Registered between 1782-1803, this time period also matches the other pieces. A very old collection manufactured by hand; a true testament to excellent craftsmanship. The handles are in beautiful condition as the images show and look fantastic. Hallmarks deep and clear. Blades are razor sharp and tines have little wear.

The Table Knives measure a staggering 29CMS long and weigh a heavy 100 Grammes each. The Table Forks measure 23CMS long and weigh a heavy 80 Grammes each. The Dessert Knives measure 21.5 cms and weigh 55 Grammes.

The Georgian Squared Table Knife measures 28cms and weighs 124 Grammes. The Georgian Squared Table Forks measures 23cms and weighs 88 Grammes. The Georgian Squared Dessert Forks measures 18cms and weighs 50 Grammes.

Collective weight is: 763.5 Grammes.

This set would grace anyone’s home. A functional lot in a highly attractive pattern that cannot be replicated today. A phenomenal set as a gift that would doubtless cost an awful lot in a retail outlet today.