FINE ANTIQUE SET OF CLOSE PLATE/ SILVER PLATED & MOTHER OF PEARL DESSERT CUTLERY


FINE ANTIQUE SET OF CLOSE PLATE/ SILVER PLATED & MOTHER OF PEARL DESSERT CUTLERY

HI , AND WELCOME TO THIS AUCTION FOR A WONDERFUL & SUPERB QUALITY ANTIQUE SET OF 9 SILVER PLATED & MOTHER OF PEARL DESSERT CUTLERY.

THERE ARE 6 X FORKS & 3 X KNIVES IN THIS SUPERB SET.

SADLY ONLY 3 KNIVES, WOULD OBVIOUSLY HAVE BEEN 6 WHEN NEW. BUT STILL A SUPERB COLLECTION NONE THE LESS.

ALL PIECES ARE ANTIQUE, VICTORIAN ERA. CIRCA 1820 - 1850, AND I BELIVE THAT THESE ARE 'CLOSE PLATED', AN OLDER TERM THAN ELECTRO PLATING. SOLID SILVER UPON POLISHED SHEFFIELD STEEL.

THESE ARE BASICALLY ' OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE ', BUT CUTLERY WAS N OT CALLED 'OLD SHEFFIELD' BUT 'CLOSE PLATE' INSTEAD. AND IS EITHER GEORGIAN {GEORGE III} OR EARLY VICTORIAN. EITHER WAY, VERY OLD & VERY NICE INDEED.

THE COVERING OF SILVER IS VERY THICK, AND THERE IS VERY LITTLE USEAGE WEAR AT ALL. EACH OF THE KNIFE BLADES & ALL OF THE FORK TINES LOOK SUPERB.

ALL 9 MOTHER OF PEARL HANDLES ARE WONDERFUL.

WITH A SUPERB, LARGE CARVED 'TULIP' TO EACH HANDLE BASE & A SMALLER TULIP TO THE NECKS, EACH ONE LOOKS FABULOUS.

THERE IS NO DAMAGE, CRACKS OR REPAIRS TO ANY MOP HANDLE, JUST SOME VERY SLIGHT DISCOLOURING ON A COUPLE OF PIECES, THEY ARE ALL IN WONDERFUL CONDITION.

IN FACT THE ONLY
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