Presented is a fine antique set of 12 ivory handled dinner knives with the blades made by Landers, Frary & Clark of New Britain, Connecticut. The carved ivory handles are nicely fashioned with a scroll design. The sterling silver ferrules are ornamented with scrolls and leaves. The knives have the old silver plated carbon steel blades.
The knives are marked Sterling on the ferrules. The blades are marked Landers, Frary & Clark, Aetna Works. These knives were made in the 1870s through the 1890s.
The knives are in good condition overall. One knife has a chip on the tip of the ivory handle that has been reglued. Another knife has a chip that has been smoothed down. Two more handles had sizeable chips to the end so they were recarved to give them a matching scroll shape. Apart from the problems with these four ivory handles, the knives are in excellent condition. The silver plated carbon steel blades have some wear to the high points, but this is minor. There are no other chips, no dents, no splits, and no breaks.
The knives are about 9 3/4 inches long.
Item ID: 31368
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