1781 Set 6 Georgian English Sterling Silver Dinner Forks By George Smith III. Presented is a fine quality set of 6 Georgian English sterling silver forks. These forks date to 1781 and were made by George Smith III.
The forks have a lovely traditional design, with a distinctively upturned end to the handle and four tines. Each handle is skillfully engraved on the back of the terminal with a crest of a bearded man's profile emerging from a crown, wearing a cap or crown. Each fork is hallmarked on the stem with the lion passant for sterling silver, the leopard's head crowned for the city of London, the date letter f for 1781, and the maker's mark for George Smith III. The forks are in excellent condition.The crest is quite crisp. There is some surface wear throughout, particularly to the tines, but nothing at all excessive and certainly nothing more than is to be expected for items of this age which have not been buffed. The hallmarks are all quite crisp. There are no splits, no breaks, no monogram removals, and no repairs. Each fork is about 8 inches long. This set of forks weighs 383 grams or 13.4 regular ounces. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U.
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