This is a really beautiful and ornate fish knife from the late 1800s. This comes from the renowned silversmiths, John Round & Sons between 1847 and 1874. JR&S was eventually purchased by Joseph Rodgers and Sons in the 1930s.
The end of the blade features elegant floral details, quite romantic Victorian in character.
The floral pattern is represented on one side and a linear decoration can be seen on the upper edge of both sides of the blade.
Also on the blade is the company's hallmark: a series of five consecutive stamps which read "JR&S" followed by a Sheffield crown city mark.
The bolster boasts an equally lovely stamped pattern on both sides. Finally, the handle is made of masterfully carved mother-of-pearl.
There is some wear to the piece; the blade features very minor patina though the bolster exhibits a very dark patina. The handle remains in excellent condition.
The plate is of very high quality and shows little to no loss of silver.
We love the chasing on the blade and the beautiful carved mother of pearl handle.
Measurements: Blade and bolster measure 5" long, 2 1/16" at widest point, ½" at narrowest point, 1 ½mm thick Handle measures 3 ¼" long, 5/8" at widest point, ½" at narrowest point, ¼" thick Total length: 7 ¾" Weight: 49.9 grams (1.76 oz)
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