Antique Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery


Stock: 9908

Date: 1850

Maker: Aaron Hadfield

Country: England

A large set of 18 knives and 18 forks with elegant plain styled silver blades. Dessert cutlery. The real mother...

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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.

Literature. In the second half of the 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.

Marks. Each piece is stamped with a full set of matching English silver hallmarks.


In very good condition

Maker Information

Maker: Aaron Hadfield

Aaron Hadfield, silver maker of Pepper Alley, Far Gate, Sheffield. Working in the first half of 19th century circa 1819-1850. Specialised in flatware, fruit knives and knives.

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