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Antique Victorian Pair of Sterling Silver & Ivory Handled Fish Servers
Offered by AC Silver
The blade of the knife has a shaped form and is embellished to both surfaces with a fine bright cut engraved interlaced scrolling leaf border.
The anterior surface is further ornamented with a realistic scene depicting a fish and eel, presumably just caught, displayed on the riverbank.
The anterior and reverse surface of the fork is ornamented with bright cut engraved interlaced angular scrolling leaf decoration.
The servers are fitted with fine and impressive shaped carved rounded ivory handles encircled with stylised leaf decoration and a subtle ribbed border around the lower portion.
Both servers have embossed decorated ferrules ornamented with gadroon decoration.
These fish servers are fitted to the original hinged leatherette box with satin and velvet lined interior, bearing the retailer’s mark ‘Ollivant & Botsford, Goldsmiths, St Ann Street, Manchester’.
The box secures with a push fit catch.
Total length 31.2cm/12.3"
Width of blade 4.8cm/1.9"
Length of handle 13.4cm/5.4”
Total length 25.8cm/10.2"
Width across tines 4.6cm/5.4"
Length of handle 12.8cm/4.9”
Not measurable as ivory handles
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The box is in excellent condition in keeping with age.
The bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.
Full hallmarks struck to the surface of both servers are very clear.
Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of these pieces of Victorian silverware.
Origin: Sheffield, England
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear