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12 Dessert Forks.
12 Dessert Spoons.
12 Dessert/Fruit Knives.
12 Sorbet Spoons.
Dessert Services were made in silver gilt following on from the French tradition where dessert was eaten with silver gilt and unusually in a different room. The Crest is that of William Joseph Denison of Denbies, Co. Surrey 1770-1849. He was M.P. for co. Surrey, magistrate for both the counties of Surrey and Yorkshire and was High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1818. William Denison's father, a close and miserly man, was born in West Yorkshire and came to London and made perhaps the largest fortune of the time in the City. Joseph Denison succeeded to his father's large estates in both Surrey and Yorkshire, which he increased vastly. At the time of his death, unmarried, in 1849, he left an estate valued in excess of £ 2.3 million, one of the largest ever recorded in England. He left his estates to his nephew Lord Arthur Conyngham, the 2nd son of the Marquis of Conyngham, who was subsequently created Lord Londesborough in 1850.
Length of Spoons: 6.9 inches, 17.25cm.
Length of Forks: 6.75 inches, 16.88cm.
Length of Knives: 8.1 inches, 20.25cm.
Length of Sorbet Spoons: 5.45 inches, 13.63cm
Total Weight: 70oz.
Mary Cooke Antiques Ltd
12 The Old Power Station
121 Mortlake High Street