Jan & John Maggs

Antiques and Art

A large set of 18th century table cutlery with green-dyed bone handles and silver ferrules

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A rare, matched set of early cutlery, including six knives and six forks in both dinner and luncheon sizes. We’ve also included a set of silver plate dinner spoons, which complete the larger set.

The slender knives and the three-tined forks are made of shear steel, a material which is not only durable but also retains a sharp cutting edge and piercing tines. They are a pleasure to use, though some caution is advised. The bone handles have been dyed green and are secured by scalloped silver ferules at both ends. The bottoms of the outer ferrules are impressed with an unidentified symbol.

Spoons were not part of a typical table setting in the 18th century in England, but they are in our time. Consequently, we’ve added six silver plated rat-tail spoons to complete the larger set. One could add modern silver or plate teaspoons to the smaller one, should the menu require them.

Many of the horn handles have split over the years, so caring for them is important. If they are hand-washed and dried immediately, they will give many decades of service.

English, probably Sheffield, ca. 1740

Lengths of the pieces:

Dinner knives: 10-3/4”; dinner forks: 8-1/2”

Luncheon knives: 8-1/4”; luncheon forks: 7”

Spoons: 8"

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Price: $1,475

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Inventory #26235

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