Great Set 1792-1823 12 Georgian English Sterling Silver Forks
Presented is a fabulous quality set of 12 Georgian English sterling silver forks. The forks are done in a lovely classical style with four tines and a distinctive upward turn to the end of each handle. The forks are a good size, large and sturdy with a nice feeling of weight in the hand, not at all prone to bending. Seven of the forks have no monograms on the ends of the handles whatsoever. Two of the forks have a crest of a double headed eagle. Each of the forks is hallmarked with the lion passant for sterling silver, the leopard's head for the city of London, and a King George III head duty mark. Four of the forks have a maker's mark for William Eley & William Fearn, one with a date h for 1823, two with a date F for 1801, one with a date E for 1800, and one with an H for 1803. Two of the forks have a maker's mark for George Smith & William Fearn, one with a worn off date letter and one dated S for 1793. Three of the forks have a maker's mark for Richard Crossley and the date letter r for 1792. One is marked for Thomas Barker and the date M for 1807. The remaining fork has a maker's mark which was double stamped and so is difficult to make out, but the date letter is L for 1805.
The forks are in great condition. There is some surface wear, but nothing excessive. Some of the backs of the tines have knife marks.
There are no splits, no dents, no monogram removals, and no repairs. Each fork is about 7 3/4 inches long. The weight for the forks is 817 grams or 28.6 regular ounces. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "robertcharlessilver" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Fork
- Style: Georgian
- Age: 1800-1849
- Composition: Sterling Silver