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Antique Boxed Set 12 Pairs Silver & Mother of Pearl Fruit Forks & Knives 1892

Antique Boxed Set 12 Pairs Silver & Mother of Pearl Fruit Forks & Knives | Ref. no. 08642 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Boxed Set 12 Pairs Silver & Mother of Pearl Fruit Forks & Knives | Ref. no. 08642 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Boxed Set 12 Pairs Silver & Mother of Pearl Fruit Forks & Knives | Ref. no. 08642 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Boxed Set 12 Pairs Silver & Mother of Pearl Fruit Forks & Knives | Ref. no. 08642 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Boxed Set 12 Pairs Silver & Mother of Pearl Fruit Forks & Knives | Ref. no. 08642 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Boxed Set 12 Pairs Silver & Mother of Pearl Fruit Forks & Knives | Ref. no. 08642 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Boxed Set 12 Pairs Silver & Mother of Pearl Fruit Forks & Knives | Ref. no. 08642 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Boxed Set 12 Pairs Silver & Mother of Pearl Fruit Forks & Knives | Ref. no. 08642 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Boxed Set 12 Pairs Silver & Mother of Pearl Fruit Forks & Knives | Ref. no. 08642 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Boxed Set 12 Pairs Silver & Mother of Pearl Fruit Forks & Knives | Ref. no. 08642 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Boxed Set 12 Pairs Silver & Mother of Pearl Fruit Forks & Knives | Ref. no. 08642 | Regent Antiques
Ref: 08642
Price: £875.00
Dating from 1892 and bearing London hallmarks together with the makers mark for well known London silversmith Edward Hutton,...

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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

Our reference: 08642

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Mother of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it is also what makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent. The outer layer of pearls and the inside layer of pearl oyster and freshwater pearl mussel shells are made of nacre. 

Both black and white nacre are and were used for design purposes. They were used as decorative motif used in cabinet making or silversmithing. The natural nacre may be artificially tinted to almost any colour. Nacre tesserae may be cut into shapes and laminated to a ceramic tile or marble base. The tesserae are hand-placed and closely sandwiched together, creating an irregular mosaic or pattern (such as a weave). The laminated material is typically about 2 mm thick. The tesserae are then lacquered and polished creating a durable and glossy surface.

Hutton silver
The firm was established in Birmingham by William Hutton in 1800 and transferred in Sheffield in 1832 where the firm was active as manufacturing silversmiths and platers at 27 High Street (140-146 West Street from 1886).
After his death the business was continued under the same style by the founder's son William Carr Hutton until 1864, when the name was changed to William Hutton & Son. This was a partnership of William Carr Hutton and his youngest son Herbert Hutton (senior, born 1843).
William Carr Hutton died in 1865 and c. 1870 Herbert Hutton Sr. was joined by his brothers James Edward Hutton (b. 1839) and Robert (b. 1840) and the name was changed to William Hutton & Sons.
A London showroom was opened in 1863 (13 Thavies Inn Holborn until 1891, and later 7 Farrington Road until 1918).
In 1893 the firm acquired Rupert Favell & Co (manufacturer silversmith at Bucknall Street, Oxford Street, London) and in the same year became William Hutton & Sons Ltd.
The firm acquired Creswick & Co in 1902, beginning to use their crossed arrows marks.
The last Hutton family MD was Herbert Hutton Jr. before the company failed in 1930. That was due to lack of foresight by the Chairman of the Board of directors (information courtesy Michael Hutton).
The firm was absorbed by James Dixon & Sons in 1930. 

 

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

Shipping:

We ship worldwide and deliver to Mainland UK addresses free of charge.

A shipping cost to all other destinations must be requested prior to purchase.

UK shipping times are typically 2-3 days.

International shipping times vary depending on the destination and method of shipment.

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Delivery and return policy:

We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply.

In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item.

The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition.

Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses.

Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union.

Returns will be processed within 1-2 business days of receipt.

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