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Antique Silver Christening Set (Gilded Knife, Fork & Spoon) - F B Thomas & Co     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1951
Period: Victorian
Year: 1879-1880
Silversmith: F B Thomas & Co
Place: London
Price: $ 400.00
Weight: 128 grams
Dimensions: 19.8 cm knife, 15.7 cm spoon
Condition: Excellent, some light scratches to bowl of spoon, some very light wear to gilding on knife blade, back of spoon bowl.

Description: A matching antique sterling silver knife, fork and spoon, made as a Christening present. They are dessert size, and in an unusual scrolling pattern, possibly an Onslow pattern variant. This scrolling pattern reminds us of the Auricular style, a 17th century German Mannerism style, rarely seen today. The knife has a pistol grip, the blade is also hallmarked sterling silver. They are gilded with a rich golden colour, this gilding is original. All 3 items are clearly hallmarked, the knife handle has an additional FH makers mark for Francis Higgins, so the knife handle was outsourced. F.B. Thomas & Co. was a well known firm of retail silversmiths, established in 1759. Francis Boone Thomas joined the firm aged 21 in 1851, he took control in 1871, he died age 71 in 1900. The firm traded until 1941 when it was severely damaged in an air raid during World War II.
Antique Silver Christening Set (Gilded Knife, Fork & Spoon) - F B Thomas & Co
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