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Bread Knife BK35
Bread Knife BK35
Original, quality 1920's bread knife with a steel blade and a carved sycamore handle detailed "Bread2. The blade is etched with "Bread Knife" and a harvesting scene. Remember, these knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. In near mint condition and complete and in good and working order. 12.5" x 1.25" x 1". 
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Price: 45.00


Carved Bread Knife BK34
Original, quality, circa 1900, bread knife with a steel blade and a carved sycamore handle. The handle is carved with detail of a flower head with leaves and the steel blade is detailed for the manufacturer "Thomas Turner of Sheffield, Cutlers to the King" (King Edward VII) and 'Encore' their trademark. Remember, these knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Complete and in good and working order. 12.75" x 1.25" x 1". 
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Price: 56.00


Carved Bread Knife BK34



Carved Bread Knife BK28
Carved Bread Knife BK28
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a steel blade and a sycamore handle. The handle is well carved with the detail of a large ear of wheat or corn and the steel blade is detailed for a "Harrison & Howsen" Culter to her Majesty (Queen Victoria) and "Bread Knife". Remember, these knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Complete and in good and working order 13" x 1.25" x 1.25". 
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Price: 85.00


Carved Bread Knife BK24
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a steel blade and a sycamore handle carved with details of flowers and ears of wheat or corn to one side. The blade is clearly etched with harvest scenes and flailing with "Bread Knife" between. All is complete and in good and working order. These knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. 13.25" x 1.5" x 1". 
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Price: 95.00


Carved Bread Knife BK24



Carved Bread Knife BK23
Carved Bread Knife BK23
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a steel blade and a sycamore handle carved with details of ears of corn or wheat to both sides. The blade is a little stained and is etched for the manufacturer "Joseph? Queen's Cutlers" and all is complete and in good and working order. These knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. 13.25" x 1.5" x 1". 
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Price: 115.00


Carved Bread Knife BK22
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a steel blade and a sycamore handle carved with details of a flower, an ear of wheat, leaves and other to one side. The blade is faintly engraved with a harvesting scene and flailing the crops and 'Bread Knife' to the centre. Some minor pitting to the blade otherwise complete and in good and working order. Remember, these knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. 13.5" x 1.5" x 1.25". 
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Price: 115.00


Carved Bread Knife BK22



Steel Bread Knife with Nickel Grip BK20
Steel Bread Knife with Nickel Grip BK20
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a polished Sheffield Steel blade and a pistol grip shaped nickel handle, mounted to each end with acanthus leaf decoration. All has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. Remember, this knife is are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but does not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry it thoroughly. 12.75" x 1.25" blade x 1". 
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Price: 65.00


Steel Bread Knife BK17
Original, quality, late 19th century, steel bread knife with a carved ivory handle. The very sharp blade is etched "Bread Knife" and for the manufacturer "Thompson and O' Neill, Sheffield". This knife is steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but it does not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry it thoroughly. Some staining to the steel blade, but all looks unused and is complete and in good and working order. 7.5" long x 1" widest blade. 
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Price: 56.00


Steel Bread Knife BK17



Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS32
Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS32
Original, quality late 19th century butcher's knife sharpening steel with a nickel ferrule guard and swivel hanging ring and a buffalo horn handle grip. The steel is impressed for a Sheffield maker and is a lot longer than normally found. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, all is complete and in good and working order. 22" long including ring x 1.25" wide. 
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Price: 135.00


Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS31
Original, quality late 19th century butchers shop, sharpening steel, with a stag horn antler handgrip, a brass safety guard and a brass hanging ring. The smooth iron is impressed for the manufacturer "Taylor eye witness Sheffield". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 17.5" long x 1.25" wide.  
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Price: 85.00


Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS31



Horn Handled Butcher's Steel BS30
Horn Handled Butcher's Steel BS30
Original, quality late 19th century butcher's steel with a most unusual decorated cowhorn handle inlaid with dots and circles of bone and all mounted with a nickel ferrule guard and swivel hanging ring to the top. The steel is stamped "Thomas Matthews Cast Steel", and all is complete and in good and working order. 17" total length including ring and 1.5" max diam.  
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Price: 125.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS29
Original, quality, late 19th century, butcher's sharpening steel with a cow horn handle, a swivel top brass ring and a fine ribbed tapered steel. The steel is impressed "Cast Steel" and the handle is made with four sections of different coloured horn. Cleaned and polished and the brass has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 19" x 1.5".  
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Price: 115.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS29



Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS27
Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS27
Original, quality, late 19th century, butcher's shop, sharpening steel, with a stag horn antler handgrip, brass mounts and a brass swivel loop to the top. This example has a smooth iron and all has been cleaned, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. 17.5" x 1.25".  
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Price: 85.00


4 Antler Handled Steel Dinner Knives C61
Original, quality 1920's four matching steel dinner knives with antler grips. Each knife is etched to the blade for the maker "Thomas Turner & Co Cutlers to His Majesty" and apart for one short split to one knife handle all is complete and in good and working order. Remember, these knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. 10.75" x 1" x 0.75". Price is for the set. 
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Price: 75.00


4 Antler Handled Steel Dinner Knives C61



Burnished Steel Flesh Fork C60
Burnished Steel Flesh Fork C60
Original, quality mid 19th century burnished steel flesh fork with three tines, a plain shaft and a curled over top loop. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good and working order. 21" long x 2.5". 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Serving Spoon C57
Original, quality late 19th century all brass serving spoon. Engraved for a previous owner 'TG' in script. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.9" x 2" x 0.75". 
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Price: 36.00


Brass Serving Spoon C57



Cased Set of Preserve Spoons and Butter Knife C56
Cased Set of Preserve Spoons and Butter Knife C56
Original, quality 1920's cased set of a pair of silver plated preserve spoons with a matching butter knife, all well presented on a red velvet lining with red silk to the inside cover. The outside of this super box has a good clean finish and a brass catch to the front of the hinged lid. Complete and in good and working order. Box 8" x 4.5" x 1". Price is for the set. 
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Price: 56.00


12 Piece Set of Fish Knives and Forks C34
Original, quality, late 19th century, near unused, cased set of six silver plated fish knives and six forks. This above average set of cutlery is in the Kings pattern, engraved with acanthus leaf patterns to the front and impressed to the reverse "EPNS" and for the manufacturer "WW&S". Apart from super condition of the cutlery, the other exciting thing is the quality of the box, complete with the working lock and key. This box is in mahogany veneer, with sycamore strips to the inner edges and the inside is completely lined and fitted with Royal blue velvet and pinched and pleated Royal blue silk. The lid lining is detailed on the silk for the retailer "Schults Scwar and Co, Watchmakers, Jewellers and Goldsmiths, Pretoria Transvaal and at 24 Clerkenwell Road London EC". Some minor scratches and knocks to the outside of the box, but otherwise all is in super condition. Box 10" x 9" and 2.5", knives 8.75", forks 7.25". Price is for the set.  
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Price: 65.00


12 Piece Set of Fish Knives and Forks C34



Pair of 1902 Coronation Dinner Knife and Fork C18
Pair of 1902 Coronation Dinner Knife and Fork C18
Original, quality, steel knife and fork with walnut side covers to the handles. The knife blade is etched 'Kings Coronation Dinner, Streatham, 1902'. These were obviously used for a dinner to celebrate the Coronation of King Edward VII. They appear unused and are complete and in good order. Forks 6.75" x 0.75" x 0.25" and knives 9" x 1" x 0.5".  
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Price: 65.00


Antler Handled Carving Fork CS55
Original, quality late 19th century steel carving fork with two long prongs and an antler handle. Remember, this piece of cutlery is steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but it dislikes water or moisture; just wipe and dry it thoroughly. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 12.5" x 1" x 1". 
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Price: 45.00


Antler Handled Carving Fork CS55



3 Piece Carving Set CS54
3 Piece Carving Set CS54
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's three piece steel meat carving set in the original leather paper covered box. The box interior is lined with red silk to the lid and red velvet to the base. The knife is etched for the maker "T.Turner & Co Cutlers to His Majesty", the sharpening steel is stamped 'cast steel', the fork has a good sprung guard, all have silver ferrules and chip carved buffalo horn handles made to appear as Stag Antler. Remember, these pieces of cutlery are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they dislike water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Some shrinkage to the paper covering on the box, otherwise complete and in good and working order. Box 15.5" x 4.75" x 1.75". Price is for the set. 
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Price: 156.00


3 Piece Carving Set CS53
Original, quality late 19th century three piece steel meat carving set in the original fitted leather paper covered box, the base is lined in blue velvet and the lid blue silk, the interior of the box is rather worn but complete. This set comprises a carving knife and fork and a sharpening steel, all with hallmarked silver mounted elephant tusk grips. The knife is etched for the manufacturer "E.T.Markham Sheffield Made", the sharpening steel is stamped cast steel and the fork has a good sprung guard. The silver hallmarks are a little rubbed, but there is no question that these items were manufactured pre-1947. The grips are a super colour from use and all is complete and in good and working order. Very suitable for use as intended. Remember, these pieces of cutlery are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they dislike water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Box 20" x 6" x 2". Price is for the set. 
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Price: 565.00


3 Piece Carving Set CS53



5 Piece Carving Set CS51
5 Piece Carving Set CS51
Original, quality late 19th century five piece steel meat carving set in the original fitted pale walnut case. The box interior is lined in red velvet to the base and red silk to the lid. The set comprises a joint carving knife and fork, a poultry carving knife and fork and a sharpening steel. The knives have "Scimitar" shaped blades, both etched "L&S Sheffield Best Cast Steel", the sharpening steel is impressed "Cast Steel" and the forks have good spring guards. A very clean set showing very little, if any, signs of use, complete and in good and working order. Remember, these pieces of cutlery are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they dislike water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. The exterior of the top of the box has an inset brass plate for engraving and some scratches and scuffs.Box 17.5" x 8.5" x 1.75". Price is for the set. 
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Price: 500.00


3 Piece Carving Set CS50
Original, quality late 19th century three piece steel meat carving set in the original leather paper covered box. The outer lid is detailed "The Homing Pigeon Special Prize". The box interior is lined in blue velvet to the base and blue silk to the hinged lid, the knife is etched for the maker "Wood & Co 68 Cambridge St Birmingham", the sharpening steel is stamped "cast steel" and the fork has a good spring guard. All have carved buffalo horn grips to appear as Stag Antler, nickel plated ferrules and end mounts. apart from surface damage to the paper on the outside of the lid. Remember, these pieces of cutlery are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they dislike water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Apart from surface damage to the paper on the outside of the lid all is complete and in good and working order and showing very little, if any, signs of use. Box 17" x 5" x 1.25". Price is for the set. 
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Price: 200.00


3 Piece Carving Set CS50



3 Piece Carving Set CS47
3 Piece Carving Set CS47
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's three piece steel, meat carving set in the original leather paper covered box. The box interior is lined with blue velvet and pale blue silk to the base and blue silk to the lid. The knife is etched for the maker "C.W Fletcher & Sons Ltd. Sterling Works Sheffield" and the fork and sharpening steel are both stamped 'Steel'. The grips are cowhorn tips and the fork has a sprung safety guard. A very clean set but remember these pieces of cutlery are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they dislike water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Complete and in good and working order. Box 17" x 5.25" x 1.75". Price is for the set. 
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Price: 185.00


Boxed Fruit and Nut Set CS42
Original, quality, late 19th century, unused boxed set of silver plated dessert implements comprising a pair of fruit spoons, two nutcrackers, two nut picks and a pair of grape scissors. The scallop shaped fruit servers have gilded interiors to the bowls and all have embossed details to the grip. The box is also in mint condition with a blue velvet lining to the base, white silk lining to the hinged lid and 'leather paper' covering to the outside. The lid has the retailers label for "Murgatroyd and Horstall Artistic Jewellers, Corn Market, Halifax". All is truely in mint condition and a good push button catch to the front. Box 11" x 10" and 2" deep.  
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Price: 100.00


Boxed Fruit and Nut Set CS42



Copper Straining Spoon CS18
Copper Straining Spoon CS18
Original, quality mid to late 19th century oval shaped copper straining spoon, with the original blacksmith, made wrought iron shaft with a super turned over hanging hook to the top. The, copper bowl is covered with perforations and is riveted to the shaft with two tight copper rivets. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 14.5" x 2.5" x 1".  
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Price: 115.00


3 Piece Carving Set CS37
Original, quality 1920's, three piece steel meat carving set in the original leather paper covered, hinged box. The box is lined with blue velvet to the base and white silk to the lid. The knife is engraved for the manufacturer "Thomas Turner and Co", "Cutlers to His Majesty" as is the sharpening steel. The buffalo horn handles are chip carved to simulate stag antlers and each tool is mounted with a nickel plated ferrule and end plate. A super clean set with the box showing very little, if any, signs of use. These knives and forks are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture, just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Complete and in good order. Box 17.25" x 5.75" and 1.75". Price is for the set.  
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Price: 165.00


3 Piece Carving Set CS37



Brass Crumb Scoop CT17
Brass Crumb Scoop CT17
Original, quality late 19th century brass crumb scoop with a turned ebony handle. These were used to clear away crumbs from the tablecloth between courses, by sliding along the cloth, no brush was required. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. 12.5" x 3" and 2"tall. 
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Price: 38.00


Fretwork Walnut Cutlery Tray CT10
Original, quality late 19th century walnut cutlery tray with a central divider with a central grip and fretted sides and ends, all held tight with four shaped wedges. The interior is lined in green baize, which has been pinned down and is rather worn and scruffy, but the original. All in the original finish with fresh baize fitted to the underside and complete and in good and working order. 14.5" x 10.5" and 6.25" tall. 
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Price: 85.00


Fretwork Walnut Cutlery Tray CT10



Antler Handled Steel Ham Knife   K14
Antler Handled Steel Ham Knife K14
Original, quality, 18th or early 19th century, steel carving knife with a sharp and wide blade, a heavy antler handle mounted with silver or silver plated collar and end plate. The blade is impressed "W.R. Hotham, Bath" for the maker or retailer. This knife is steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but it does not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry thoroughly. A most unusual knife, very sharp, complete and in good and working order. Total 19" long, blade 1.5" wide and 1.75" x 1.25" grip.  
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Price: 185.00


Steel Knife Sharpener KC7
Original quality, 1920's, steel knife sharpener of the twin grinding wheel principle with an ivorine hand grip. Complete and in good and working order. 8" x 1.5" x 0.5".  
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Price: 40.00


Steel Knife Sharpener KC7



Pair of Knife & Fork Rests   KR5
Pair of Knife & Fork Rests KR5
Pair of original, quality silver plated knife rests, circa 1900/20's, of an unusual form. Complete and in good and working order. 4" x 2" x 1.5" high. 
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Price: 45.00


Brass and Wrought Iron Ladle L23
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century brass ladle with a blacksmith made wrought iron handle with a good curled over hook to the top. The brass bowl is fitted to the wrought iron shaft with three large copper rivets. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. Total length 17.5" and bowl 4.25" diam x 1.5" deep. 
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Price: 115.00


Brass and Wrought Iron Ladle L23



Brass and Wrought Iron Ladle L22
Brass and Wrought Iron Ladle L22
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century brass ladle with a blacksmith made wrought iron handle with a good curled over hook to the top. The brass bowl is fitted to the wrought iron shaft with three large copper rivets. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. Total length 17" and bowl 4.25" diam x 1.25" deep. 
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Price: 115.00


Brass Ladle L20
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass ladle with a circular bowl, flat shaft and a circular hole to the top for hanging. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 18.25" x 3.75" x 1.5".  
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Price: 34.00


Brass Ladle L20



Brass Ladle L19
Brass Ladle L19
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass ladle with a circular bowl, flat shaft and an elongated rectangular eye for hanging. The reverse is impressed '3' and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 18.5" x 2.5" x 4.5".  
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Price: 34.00


Benham and Froud Copper Ladle L18
Original, quality, late 19th century, heavy copper kitchen scoop / ladle with a deep saucepan shaped pan with a long handle, all in one and a super curled over hook to the top. The bowl has good dovetailed seams to the underside and rear and is impressed to the underside with the orb and cross logo for the manufacturer 'Benham and Froud' of London and Birmingham. The shaft is impressed "Hodges and Son Dublin" for the original retailer / wholesaler. A most unusual ladle, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Bowl 2.75" tall x 3.25" diameter, total length 14". 
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Price: 250.00


Benham and Froud Copper Ladle   L18



Brass and Wrought Iron Ladle   L17
Brass and Wrought Iron Ladle L17
Original, quality, 18th or early 19th century, straining ladle with a deep bowl with a perforated extension to the side and a blacksmith made wrought iron handle with a turned hook eye to the top. The wrought iron handle is fitted to the underside of the brass bowl with three copper rivets and a shaped wrought iron mount. A most unusual ladle, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. Bowl 4" diameter x 2" deep, total length 21.5".  
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Price: 165.00


Copper and Wrought Iron Ladle L14
Original, quality, 18th or early 19th century, copper ladle of a circular form with a deep bowl and a blacksmith made wrought iron handle with a curled over top end. The wrought iron handle is fitted to the underside of the copper bowl with two copper rivets and a shaped wrought iron mount. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. Bowl 4.25" diameter x 1.5" deep, total length 17".  
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Price: 85.00


Copper and Wrought Iron Ladle   L14



Copper Ladle / Scoop L1
Copper Ladle / Scoop L1
Original, quality, 19th century, saucepan shaped copper ladle with a blacksmith made wrought iron handle with a super curled over hook to the end. An unusual form for a ladle. All has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good order. Bowl 3.25" high and 4.25" top diameter, total 19.5" long and 9" high.  
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Price: 115.00


Boxed Set of 4 Knife Rests and 2 Napkin Rings NR2
Original, quality 1920's unused set of four silver plated knife and fork rests with matching pair of serviette rings. This super set is mounted in the original leather / paper covered box with a hinged lid, blue velvet and silk linings. An old retailer's label is still on the underside of the box for "Graham & Morton Stirling". Complete and in good and working order. Box 8.25" x 4.25" x 2.5". Price is for the set. 
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Price: 85.00


Boxed Set of 4 Knife Rests and 2 Napkin Rings NR2



Mintons Ceramic Spoon Warmer SW1
Mintons Ceramic Spoon Warmer SW1
Original, quality circa 1900, ceramic spoon warmer fashioned as an egg with the hole where the chick has hatched out. The top is decorated in colour with violet flowers and leaves and the base has acanthus leaf forms as a stand. The underside is printed in gilt "Mintons" and "England". Perfect. 5" tall x 3.5" wide and 4.5" front to back. 
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Price: 85.00

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