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Silver folding fruit knife with mother of pearl handle, hallmarked from Sheffield in 1897
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Silver Folding Fruit Knife, John Yeomans Cowlishaw 1897

Silver folding fruit knife with mother of pearl handle, hallmarked from Sheffield in 1897 with the makers mark being that of John Yeomans Cowlishaw.

Handle in good order, the blade has a dink to the tip and a small crease on the blade.
Measures 104mm when opened and 63mm when closed.

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Description

Silver Folding Fruit Knife

Silver folding fruit knife with mother of pearl handle, hallmarked from Sheffield in 1897.

The makers mark is that of John Yeomans Cowlishaw.

Handle in good order, the blade has a dink to the tip and a small crease on the blade.
Measures 104 mm when opened and 63 mm when closed.
Folding fruit knives are believed to have first appeared in France around the 17th century. They initially had blades of silver or gold since these materials were corrosion resistant (against acidic fruit juice) and men often gave them as presents to their wives or girlfriends.
REF:200B

Additional information

Origin

English

Period

Victoria 1837-1901

Sponsor/Maker

John Yeomans Cowlishaw

REF CODE

200B

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