Dart Silver Ltd
Folding Victorian silver fruit knife, mother of pearl handle, Birmingham 1882
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Victorian Silver Fruit Knife Hilliard & Thomason

£55.00

Folding Victorian silver fruit knife with mother of pearl handle, hallmarked from Birmingham in 1882 with the makers mark being that of Hilliard & Thomason.

The rectangular cartouche is engraved with what will probably be the name of the original owner (M.B.HEARD).
Some scuffs to blade from usage but otherwise in fine condition.
Measures 152mm when opened and 86mm when closed.

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Description

Victorian Silver Fruit Knife

Folding Victorian silver fruit knife with mother of pearl handle, hallmarked from Birmingham in 1882 with the maker’s mark being that of Hilliard & Thomason.

The rectangular cartouche is engraved with what will probably be the name of the original owner (M.B.HEARD).
Some scuffs to blade from usage but otherwise in fine condition.
Measures 152 mm when opened and 86 mm when closed.
Folding fruit knives are believed to have first appeared in France around the 17th century, initially having 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.
During the 18th century folding fruit knives became popular in England and spread to the British Colonies and America.  They became a popular type of knife as a result of their versatility.
REF:113Q

Additional information

Origin

English

Period

Victoria 1837-1901

Sponsor/Maker

Hilliard & Thomason

REF CODE

113Q

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