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Antique Victorian Boxed Set Fish Knives & Forks 1923

Antique Victorian Boxed Set Fish Knives & Forks 1923 Sold
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We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this complete antique Victorian boxed set of fish knives and Forks bearing silver hallmarks on the collars for Sheffield 1923. They also bear the makers mark WB & S for the renowned retailer William Bruford & Sons of Eastbourne who are still trading today.

This antique silver cutlery has the most exquisite engraved blades with ivorine handles and are presented in the original mahogany box with a blank brass cartouche ready to be engraved with your inscription. The box opens in a very unusual way to beautifully display this antique silver cutlery.

W Bruford have been established for over a hundred years and still trade from their distinctive premises in Cornfield Road in Eastbourne. They are a family business and continue to offer the finest jewellery, watches and gifts from acclaimed design houses around the world.

The condition of this antique Victorian boxed set of fish knives and forks is excellent. Please check our photos for confirmation of this.

To View This Antique Silver Cutlery

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Shipping, Delivery and Returns

This set of antique silver cutlery is a very unusual and treasured object and we want it to reach you in the same, exceptional condition that it leaves us. It will demand trained packaging and transportation in order to send it safely and securely to your location. We can supply this antique silver cutlery to almost any locale throughout the world and we will of course organize the packing for you. However, before buying, please get in touch with us for a shipping estimate so that we can understand and fully deal with your needs. Please note that we send without charge to mainland UK destinations.

If you are not happy with this set of antique silver cutlery, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in compliance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be liable for the return shipping costs for this antique Victorian boxed set of fish knives and forks unless we have defined it wrongly in some way and you do not get the item as outlined. You must return the article in its initial packaging and condition.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 9 x Width 25 x Depth 18

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 inches x Width 10 inches x Depth 7 inches

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 06921