Antique Boxed Set 12 Pairs Silver & Mother of Pearl Fruit Forks & Knives 1892
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Dating from 1892 and bearing London hallmarks together with the makers mark for well known London silversmith Edward Hutton, this is an opportunity to acquire a full set of 12 silver & mother of pearl fruit forks and knives in their original mahogany storage box.
This is a beautiful and rare antique English mahogany boxed set of twelve pairs of sterling silver fruit forks and knives, supplied in the original mahogany case.
Finding full sets of antique cutlery this old can be challenging as items tend to get lost over the years but this is a real gem and it is being offered for sale as a full set, in its original burgundy velvet lined case and in truly excellent condition.
Please take a close look at the gallery of photographs we have supplied in order to satisfy yourself as to the quality and condition of this silver fruit knife and fork set by Edward Hutton.
The original solid mahogany and velvet lined box has a blank shield shaped brass cartouche on the top which could be engraved if desired.
To View this Antique Silver Fruit Knife & Fork Set by Edward Hutton
We would love you to be able to view and examine this antique silver fruit knife and fork set in person if you can and we do therefore recommend that you pay a visit to our north London showroom so that you can see this lovely set of antique silver fruit knives and forks for yourself. Whilst here you will also be able to view our other items of antique silverware, cutlery and other items.
It is advisable however, if you do propose to make a special journey specifically to see this fruit knife and fork set to contact us ahead of your proposed visit in order to confirm that this lovely silver Edward Hutton 24 piece cutlery set is still available as it may have been reserved or sold in the interim. Please quote the item’s unique reference number, as shown above, when contacting us so that we know which of our many pieces of antique silverware you wish to discuss with us.
Regent Antiques – London Showroom Opening Hours
Our north London showroom is open to the public on Monday to Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm for you to view and inspect this fruit knife and fork set in its original mahogany cabinet. We also open occasionally on Saturdays but please contact us before making a journey on a Saturday as we do not open every week and we do not want you to have a wasted trip.
If You Would Like More Information
To discover more about this Edward Hutton silver and mother of pearl cutlery set and to get the answers to any questions that you might have, please contact us and talk to our in-house antiques experts by calling the number as shown above or by email if you prefer. When getting in touch with us please have to hand the item reference, also shown above, so we know which item you are interested in.
Shipping, Delivery and Returns
This is a fine and delicate silver and mother of pearl cutlery set, in a purpose made storage box. It will require expert packing and transportation in order to ship it safely to your address. We can deliver this antique claret jug to almost any location across the world and we will of course arrange the packing for you. However, before purchasing, please telephone or email us for a shipping quotation so that we can fully understand your requirements. We deliver free of charge to mainland UK destinations.
If you are not satisfied with the item you receive, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this 24 piece silver fruit knife and fork set, unless we have inaccurately outlined the item in some material way and you do not receive the item as described. You must return the article in its original packaging and condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 7 x Width 30 x Depth 14 - Case
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 inches x Width 1 foot x Depth 5 inches - Case
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).
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: 08642
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