Antique Silver Folding Fruit Knife
Antique silver folding fruit knife with Mother of Pearl handle dating to c.1800, maker’s mark is indistinct and only the letter C can be seen.
Initials to blade show it was a gift to someone over its lifetime.
Good blade and handle with no springback of blade.
Central and end mount have slight wear.
When closed it measures 85 mm and when opened measures 155 mm.
or SPONSOR MARK
– Mark Indistinct
During the 18th century, as folding fruit knives became popular in England, they spread to the British Colonies and into America becoming a popular type of knife as a result of their versatility. In recent years, the sterling silver and mother of pearl folding fruit knives have become collectors’ items, particularly those crafted in France during the late 18th century together with early ones made in England.