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Mother of Pearl

In the late 19th century sets of cutlery and serving pieces with real mother of pearl handles became popular. They are often found in their original fitted boxes and make attractive wedding gifts. Cutlery handles made from real mother of pearl shell occasionally have a slight variation in grain and size.

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Mother of Pearl

In the late 19th century sets of cutlery and serving pieces with real mother of pearl handles became popular. They are often found in their original fitted boxes and make attractive wedding gifts. Cutlery handles made from real mother of pearl shell occasionally have a slight variation in grain and size.

  • 1850

    Aaron Hadfield

    9908 Antique Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery

    £1,250

    A large set of 18 knives and 18 forks with elegant plain styled silver blades. Dessert cutlery. The real mother of pearl handles have ornate silver ferules with cross hatch decoration. Engraved to each handle is a boars head crest. Original solid wood box with blue velvet interior and a pull out tray. Knife 20.8cm. Fork 17cm. Sheffield 1850. Maker Aaron Hadfield. Sterling silver.

  • 1870

    Martin Hall

    9831 Antique Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery

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    A set of 12 knives and 12 forks with pretty blades finely engraved with flower and foliate decoration. The real mother of pearl handles have ornate ferules with bead borders. Original cushion shaped wooden box with blue velvet interior. Knife 22.2cm. Fork 18.3cm. Sheffield 1870. Maker Martin Hall. Sterling silver.

  • 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.

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