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Victorian Silver Fish Servers - Sea Horses, John Stone, Exeter
Reference: S1478
Period: Victorian
Year: 1850
Silversmith: John Stone
Place: Exeter with London hallmarks
Price: R 6 423.00
Weight: 285 grams
Dimensions: 32.5 cm (slice), 25.6 cm (fork)
Condition: Excellent, perfectly preserved in original box, do not appear to have been used.

Description: A lovely pair of Victorian silver fish servers, beautifully decorated with an unusual sea horse design (actual horses with mermaid tails). The decoration is pierced and very finely engraved. The servers consist of a fish slice and serving fork in the Fiddle, Thread and Shell pattern. The set is good quality, and has a substantial feel when used. They have been beautifully preserved in their original felt and silk lined box, we get the impression they have never been used. The box itself is intact, with hinge and clasp in full working order, but the box is a little battered and worn, with remnants of an old label on the lid - acceptable given its 160 year age. The hallmarks are well struck and very clear on both items. John Stone was a well regarded Exeter silversmith who worked between 1825 and 1867, from 30 Bridge Street, Exeter, he produced many items of flatware. He registered his mark in London in 1844 (Culme, Directory of Gold and Silversmiths, pg 436), perhaps he wanted his finer items to have London rather than provincial hallmarks (London marked silver was regarded as superior and commanded a higher price).
Victorian Silver Fish Servers - Sea Horses, John Stone, Exeter
Victorian Silver Fish Servers - John Stone, Exeter

Victorian Silver Fish Servers - Sea Horses, John Stone, Exeter
Original box

Victorian Silver Fish Servers - Sea Horses, John Stone, Exeter
Sea horses

Victorian Silver Fish Servers - Sea Horses, John Stone, Exeter
Sea horses 2

Victorian Silver Fish Servers - Sea Horses, John Stone, Exeter
Sea horses 3

Victorian Silver Fish Servers - Sea Horses, John Stone, Exeter
Decoration

Victorian Silver Fish Servers - Sea Horses, John Stone, Exeter
Antique silver fish servers - shell and hallmarks

Victorian Silver Fish Servers - Sea Horses, John Stone, Exeter
Silver hallmarks

Victorian Silver Fish Servers - Sea Horses, John Stone, Exeter
Scale

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