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Our Reference #: 50173

A very interesting cased set of Victorian silver plated knives and forks, these are close plated (silver on steel) with finely chased bright cut trailing vine and scroll detail to the blades, nice looking ferrules and end caps and unusually very, very early faux ivory handles - they are incredible for their age & probably the earliest commercial celluloid plastic (Parkesine) or extremely early Xylonite. Made by John Harrison of Norfolk Works, Sheffield c. 1870.

Condition: All polished and gleaming silver - the forks in particular do exhibit some silver loss at/between prongs. Some of the handles have some minor cracks at ferrules, almost like they were deliberately made to look like real ivory ones with some stress cracks etc but are definitely simulated ivory. Case good.

Identifying Marks: See photo

Size: 23.5cm (9.4 inch) Knife , 19cm (7.6inch) Fork

Unpacked Weight: 1440g/50.8oz avoirdupois

United Kingdom: Standard tracked shipping (c. 3 days) is just GBP2.99 per order. Next working day shipping is GBP6.99 but please order before 11am.
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