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Victorian Silver and Ivory Stilton Cheese Scoop     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1707
Period:
Year: 1891
Silversmith: Roberts & Belk
Place: Sheffield
Price: $ 540.00
Weight: 93 grams
Dimensions: 26.0 cm
Condition: Excellent, light scratches to blade from use, small crack in ivory handle

Description: A sterling silver stilton cheese scoop, with interesting ivory handle, carved with little knobs (we think simulated tree knots) to improve the grip of the handle. The grain in the ivory is clearly visible, the handle also has a small brown mark, which we think adds to its appeal. The scoop itself is the usual shape, and is quite sturdy, very suitable for use. The hallmarks are clear, including makers mark C.B over E.P (Charles Belk and E Parkin), the mark used by Roberts & Belk between 1881 and 1891. Roberts & Belk is a well known Sheffield based manufacturer, known for the excellence and variety of their designs, with every piece designed by the firm's own staff (Culme, Directory of Gold and Silversmiths, pg 389). They worked between 1809 and 1961, when they were taken over by CJ Vander. Note - We are unsure whether the handle is real or simulated ivory, we would welcome assistance, thanks.
Victorian Silver and Ivory Stilton Cheese Scoop
Victorian silver and ivory cheese scoop

Victorian Silver and Ivory Stilton Cheese Scoop
Antique Silver stilton cheese scoop

Victorian Silver and Ivory Stilton Cheese Scoop
Ivory handle, silver scoop, silver ferrule

Victorian Silver and Ivory Stilton Cheese Scoop
Roberts & Belk, Sheffield hallmarks

Victorian Silver and Ivory Stilton Cheese Scoop
antique silver cheese scoop, scale

Victorian Silver and Ivory Stilton Cheese Scoop
Detail of ivory handle on cheese scoop, with carved knobs

Victorian Silver and Ivory Stilton Cheese Scoop
Victorian silver cheese scoop with ivory handle

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