2 Victorian mother of pearl forks, silver collars and engraved flowers
Two Victorian Mother of Pearl handled dessert forks with engraved flowers, silver plated blades and reeded sterling silver collars.
The forks were assayed in Sheffield in 1892 and the maker was possibly Charleds Boyton (CB in an oval).
What makes these Mother of Pearl forks particularly stunning is that the handles have been shaped and carved with a reeded and stepped pattern to the end. This compliments the iridescence of the shell and gives the forks their Art Nouveau appearance. What an elegant way to serve a piece of cake or gateau - perhaps teamed with a pretty bone china plate.
The forks may have originally been intended for use with fruit but they would serve equally well as cake forks or pickle forks.
The forks are 16.5 cm/6.5 inches long.
The forks are in good condition, with no plate loss other than the most minor isolated pocks. Scratches are consistent with moderate previous use; mostly at the back of the tines.
Due to customs regulations I am unable to sell this item to the USA.
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