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Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Charles Boyton     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1862
Period: Victorian
Year: 1878
Silversmith: Charles Boyton
Place: London
Price: $ 800.00
Weight: 104 grams
Dimensions: 18.2 cm
Condition: Excellent, very strong hinge, strong sharp points, blades excellent, v slight kink to 1 handle. Perfect working condition.

Description: A pair of Victorian silver grape scissors, once an essential implement in an upmarket Victorian drawing room, used to cut the stems of a bunch of grapes. This is the rarer type, with traditional scissor blades, as opposed to the more usual 2 wide flat faced blades with a 90 degree angle on one blade, sometimes called grape shears. This set is long and elegant, with a beaded border, and engraved leaf decoration on the back and front, and 2 vacant cartouche's for family crest or initials. The handles are oval rings, and the original steel hinge pin has an attractive circular silver cap with a floral design. The hallmarks are clear, and include makers mark CB on both arms, with date letter C for 1878, London town mark, sterling lion and Victoria duty mark. Charles Boyton & Sons was founded in 1809, and survived until 1933. They were manufacturing silversmiths, they supplied many prestigious retailers locally and internationally. A very similar example is depicted in the book "Millers Silver Buying Guide by Daniel Bexfield", page 166, also the rarer scissor type blade.
Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Charles Boyton
Victorian silver grape scissors - charles boyton

Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Charles Boyton
silver grape scissors - open

Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Charles Boyton
Victorian silver grape scissors - back showing decoration

Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Charles Boyton
Oval finger ring on antique silver grape scissors

Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Charles Boyton
Open silver scissor blades

Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Charles Boyton
Charles Boyton silver hallmarks - london victorian

Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Charles Boyton
silver Hallmarks on both arms

Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Charles Boyton
Victorian silver grape scissors - scale

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