Rare George III Matched Mother of Pearl Hafted Silver Bladed Folding Knife and Fork, Cased White 41&42

£225.00

Description

Rare George III Matched Mother of Pearl Hafted Silver Bladed Folding Fruit Knife and Fork.  The mother of pearl handles are decorated with lines across the handle and have a cartouche to the centre of the handles.  Each piece has a diagonally striped solid silver spine along the edge of the piece. The fork dates to around 1790, and the knife was assayed in Sheffield 1878. It comes in its original hinged leather case.
 
Condition:Good.  The springs are good, as the blades snap in and out of the handles.   The knife was a later replacement to the fork.   Length open is 6 Inches and closed is 3.4 Inches.

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