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Hand-forged Fiddle Thread & Shell silver cutlery

£ 12,800

Silversmith
Place

London

Year

1839

Victorian hand-forged silver cutlery service for 12 in the Fiddle Thread & Shell design. This heavy quality set is in superb condition with very little wear to the pattern or hallmarks.

This is a charming design based on the Fiddle shape with thread borders and shell motif. On the reverse, shells appear on the head and heel. From about 1810 it gained popularity in colonial America and is also very popular today.

Made by Robert Wallis of London, 1839 (except where shown)

24 table forks
12 dessert forks (2 x William Chawner 1825)
18 table soup spoons
12 dessert spoons (1 x odd)
12 teaspoons (Richard Britton 1834)
2 basting spoons
1 fish slice
1 gravy ladle
1 sugar sifter

Since antique knives rarely survive, this service includes 12 pairs of new table and dessert knives. We would recommend Thread & Shell, Reed & Shell or Lamerie Pistol pattern knives to complement the service. They are made with stainless steel blades making them safe to go in the dishwasher.

This silver cutlery set is not available to buy online. Please contact us if you want to purchase this service.

Weight
4980g (160.11 troy ozs )
Condition
Excellent
Reference
2240
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