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Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Aston & Son     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1863
Period: Victorian
Year: 1857
Silversmith: Aston & Son
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 560.00
Weight: 96 grams
Dimensions: 17.7 cm
Condition: Excellent, hinge in perfect working order.

Description: A pair of Victorian silver grape scissors, with attractive handle design of symmetrical scrolls and loops. The set is very finely engraved (on the front side only) with a foliage pattern, very intricate, in typical Victorian fashion. The blades are the traditional grape scissor design, with one blade thicker with right angle to accommodate the other blade. The hinge has a silver cover, also engraved, the pin is silver as well. The hallmarks are clear but hidden by the engraving, both arms are hallmarked, including makers mark A&S for Aston and Son of Regent place, Birmingham, Thomas and William Aston ran the business between 1856 and 1861. Henry Aston (we assume another son) took over the business in 1862, it was still operating in 1930 as wedding ring manufacturers (Culme, Gold and Silversmiths, page 18).
Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Aston & Son
Victorian silver grape scissors

Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Aston & Son
silver grape shears - detail of handles

Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Aston & Son
silver grape scissors - hinge

Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Aston & Son
Victorian silver grape scissors - open

Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Aston & Son
Back - victorian silver grape shears

Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Aston & Son
Silver engraving - arms of grape scissors

Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Aston & Son
Aston & son silver hallmarks - birmingham

Victorian Silver Grape Scissors - Aston & Son
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