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Allen & Darwin

Allen & Darwin

  • 1897

    Allen & Darwin

    9834 Antique Silver and Mother of Pearl Fish Servers

    £495

    An excellent silver serving knife and fork with attractive flower engraving. The real mother of pearl handles are good and chunky and have decorative sterling silver ferules and end caps. All in the original presentation box with green velvet lining. Knife 32.8cm. Fork 26.1cm. Sheffield 1897. Maker Allen & Darwin. Sterling silver.

  • 1898 - 1900

    Allen & Darwin

    8766 Antique Silver and Japanese Kozuka Cutlery

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    A rare and stunning set of antique dessert cutlery made from antique Japanese kosuka handles with English sterling silver blades. 36 pieces, 18 knives and 18 forks, all fitted in a solid wood box with velvet lining. The shibuichi* metal handles are very beautiful; with bronze, copper, silver and gold patination and having raised, inlaid decorative motifs such as figures, fish, dragons etc; some are very interesting such as the man ploughing a field with a horse, fishermen at sea in a boat. Knives – length 21 cms, Sheffield 1900, maker Allen & Darwin. Forks – length 18 cms (1 fork is 17 cms), Sheffield 1898, maker George Edward & Sons. The handles are earlier, most likely circa 1880.

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