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Sterling Silver Shellfish Forks (Set of 6) - T S Cuthbert Glasgow     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1675
Period: George V
Year: 1931
Silversmith: Wilson & Gill
Place: Sheffield
Price: $ 660.00
Weight: 167 grams
Dimensions: 16.0 cm
Condition: Excellent, perfectly preserved in original box, do not appear to have been used. Box also good, hinge and clasp in full working order.

Description: A very rare set of 6 sterling silver shellfish (or lobster) forks, we have never seen another set. The forks have 2 sharp and longer tines, with a third shorter and fatter tine, this tine also has a sharp edge for cutting. The forks are engraved with Gothic initial "B". This very specific design, for a very specific purpose, we believe to be extremely rare, nothing similar is recorded in the book "Silver Flatware" by Ian Pickford, who depicts and describes a great variety of silver eating implements. The forks are good quality, and as mentioned above, in excellent condition - they are so appealing I am tempted to go and purchase a lobster straight away so I can test them! All 6 forks are clearly hallmarked with Sheffield marks for 1931, and distinctive makers mark W&G in wavy topped escutcheon punch (Poole, Identifying Antique British Silver, pg 15), this maker worked between 1907 and 1941, possibly Wilson and Gill (www.britishmakersmarks.co.uk). The original box has the retailers mark "T.S. Cuthbert, Watch manufacturers and diamond merchant, 18 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, and crowned anchor logo with Watchmaker to the Admiralty".
Sterling Silver Shellfish Forks (Set of 6) - T S Cuthbert Glasgow
Sterling silver shellfish forks

Sterling Silver Shellfish Forks (Set of 6) - T S Cuthbert Glasgow
tines of silver shellfish forks - fat cutting edge

Sterling Silver Shellfish Forks (Set of 6) - T S Cuthbert Glasgow
Back of silver shellfish forks

Sterling Silver Shellfish Forks (Set of 6) - T S Cuthbert Glasgow
Engraved initial B

Sterling Silver Shellfish Forks (Set of 6) - T S Cuthbert Glasgow
Wilson & Gill silver hallmarks

Sterling Silver Shellfish Forks (Set of 6) - T S Cuthbert Glasgow
TS Cuthbert Glasgow

Sterling Silver Shellfish Forks (Set of 6) - T S Cuthbert Glasgow
Original box and scale

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