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Silver Rattail Trefid Spoon and Fork Set - Christening present
Reference: S1327
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1902
Silversmith: Francis Higgins
Place: London
Price: $ 140.00
Weight: 90 grams
Dimensions: 16.4 cm
Condition: Excellent - spoon and fork appear unused. Box is intact but battered - fraying silk, hinge intact but clasp loose.

Description: A lovely Edwardian Christening set, comprising of a replica rattail trefid spoon with ribbed rattail, very distinct notches, with matching fork, in original box. Both have very clear hallmarks. Francis Higgins was a specialist spoon and fork maker, who carried a hammer with him in the workshop to destroy any work not up to his standards (Culme, Gold and Silversmiths). He also commented "it should last more than a lifetime, boy" - he would have been proud of this pair. Higgins supplied leading dealers, including Hunt & Roskell and Garrard, this set was retailed by Mappin & Webb of Oxford Street.
Silver Rattail Trefid Spoon and Fork Set - Christening present
Trefid spoon and fork

Silver Rattail Trefid Spoon and Fork Set - Christening present
Rattail

Silver Rattail Trefid Spoon and Fork Set - Christening present
Back of set

Silver Rattail Trefid Spoon and Fork Set - Christening present
Original box and scale

Silver Rattail Trefid Spoon and Fork Set - Christening present
Retailer

Silver Rattail Trefid Spoon and Fork Set - Christening present
Hallmark

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