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Victorian Silver Christening Set - Knife, Fork, Spoon.
Reference: S1435
Period: Victorian
Year: 1863
Silversmith: Martin Hall & Co
Place: Sheffield
Price: $ 370.00
Weight: 138 grams
Dimensions: 20.0 cm knife, 17.0 cm spoon
Condition: Excellent - appear to never have been used. Original box intact, hinge and clasp good, scuff marks to leather.

Description: A typically Victorian silver Christening set, consisting of a dessert sized spoon, knife and fork, with a very ornate pattern. The pattern consists of a standing "putti" with arm raised, supporting a blank shield (meant for the recipients initials). The shield is surmounted with a crown, and as can be seen other decoration includes flowers, leaves and scrolling foliage. The pattern is repeated on both sides, on the front the putti is a boy, and the rear of the fork and spoon the putti is a girl with long hair. The set is very good quality, and is still in it's original leather and brass bound box, with blue velvet and silk lining. The hallmarks on all 3 pieces are clear, both the knife blade and hilt are hallmarked - indicating the blade is also sterling silver. The Martin Hall & Co (Richard Martin and Ebernezer Hall) first entered their mark in 1863, so this would have been one of the earliest items they produced. They used this mark until 1878, and remained in business until 1911. They worked from Shrewsbury works in Sheffield.
Victorian Silver Christening Set - Knife, Fork, Spoon.
Christening set

Victorian Silver Christening Set - Knife, Fork, Spoon.
Back of set

Victorian Silver Christening Set - Knife, Fork, Spoon.
Detail showing boys

Victorian Silver Christening Set - Knife, Fork, Spoon.
Detail showing girls

Victorian Silver Christening Set - Knife, Fork, Spoon.
Close up girl

Victorian Silver Christening Set - Knife, Fork, Spoon.
Close up boy

Victorian Silver Christening Set - Knife, Fork, Spoon.
Set

Victorian Silver Christening Set - Knife, Fork, Spoon.
Scale and open box

Victorian Silver Christening Set - Knife, Fork, Spoon.
Closed box

Victorian Silver Christening Set - Knife, Fork, Spoon.
Hallmark knife

Victorian Silver Christening Set - Knife, Fork, Spoon.
Hallmark fork

Victorian Silver Christening Set - Knife, Fork, Spoon.
Hallmark spoon

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