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Silver & Mother of Pearl Folding fruit Knife Hallmarked 1896 Stevenson & Law REF:150Z
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Victorian Sterling Silver Fruit Knife, Stevenson & Law 1896

£55.00

Victorian sterling silver fruit knife with decorative mother of pearl handle, hallmarked from Sheffield in 1896 with the makers mark being that of Stevenson & Law.

Slight springback of blade when closed(very minimal) and a tiny nibble to edge of handle.
Measures 126mm when opened and 77mm when closed.

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Description

Victorian Sterling Silver Fruit Knife

Victorian sterling silver fruit knife with decorative mother of pearl handle, hallmarked from Sheffield in 1896.

The maker’s mark being that of Stevenson & Law.

Slight springback of blade when closed (very minimal) and a tiny nibble to edge of handle.
Measures 126 mm when opened and 77 mm when closed.
Folding fruit knives first appeared in Europe during the 17th century. They had blades of silver or gold which were resistant to the corrosion of acidic fruit juice and men often gave them as presents to their wives or girlfriends. 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.
REF:150Z

Additional information

Origin

English

Period

Victoria 1837-1901

Sponsor/Maker

Stevenson & Law

REF CODE

150Z

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