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Antique Silver Tea or Butter Knives (Pair) - Drummond, Oban     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1931
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1903
Silversmith: Levesley Brothers
Place: Sheffield
Price: $ 440.00
Weight: 77 grams
Dimensions: 16.0 cm
Condition: Excellent, perfectly preserved in original box. Box hinge and clasp perfect, repair to one side of box.

Description: A fabulous pair of antique silver tea knives (or butter knives), made in Sheffield but retailed in Oban, Scotland by R Drummond & Son. The knives have green hardstone handles, beautifully shaped, we guess Scottish green agate. The blades are nicely shaped and engraved, the hallmarks (which are excellent on both knives) are camoflagued in the engraving. The blades are blunt, so made for spreading, not for cutting, in the days everyone had their own knife for tea. The backs of both blades are clearly punched "R Drummond & Son, Oban", so we know they were retailed from their jewellery store in Queens Park, Oban. They also had a store in Stirling which traded between 1865 and 1904. Their advert has survived, and reads "Goldsmiths, Watchmakers and Opticians". Levesley Brothers worked between 1897 and 1916. The set is perfectly preserved in its original box.
Antique Silver Tea or Butter Knives (Pair) - Drummond, Oban
Antique silver tea or butter knives, drummond, Oban

Antique Silver Tea or Butter Knives (Pair) - Drummond, Oban
R Drummond & Son, Oban

Antique Silver Tea or Butter Knives (Pair) - Drummond, Oban
R Drummond & Son, Oban, Stirling

Antique Silver Tea or Butter Knives (Pair) - Drummond, Oban
Oban silver and green hardstone knives

Antique Silver Tea or Butter Knives (Pair) - Drummond, Oban
Engraved silver butter knife blade

Antique Silver Tea or Butter Knives (Pair) - Drummond, Oban
R Drummond & Son Oban

Antique Silver Tea or Butter Knives (Pair) - Drummond, Oban
Levesley Brothers, Sheffield, silver hallmarks

Antique Silver Tea or Butter Knives (Pair) - Drummond, Oban
Original box, oban silver butter knives

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