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Complete 24pc Antique English Sheffield Fish Knife & Fork Set in Opulent Mahogany Chest: William Hutton & Son
Gorgeous antique English Victorian era 24pc fish knife & fork set in the original opulent mahogany storage chest, William Hutton & Son, Sheffield silver-plate marks and all as pristine as can be! Yes, they're silver plate rather than sterling but think of it this way, you get all of the elegance at a fraction of the price :). The set includes a 2pc table setting for twelve in the knives & forks, two large serving spoons (not quite a match) and the mahogany storage chest. All bear English Sheffield silver-plate hallmarks, the silversmith marks are for William Hutton & Son and date to the mid 1800s. Here's a bit of history found online: The firm was established in Birmingham by William Hutton in 1800 and transferred in Sheffield in 1832 where the firm was active as manufacturing silversmiths and platers at 27 High Street (140-146 West Street from 1886). After his death the business was continued under the same style by the founder's son William Carr Hutton until 1864, when the name was changed to William Hutton & Son. This was a partnership of William Carr Hutton and his youngest son Herbert Hutton (senior, born 1843). William Carr Hutton died in 1865 and c. 1870 Herbert Hutton Sr. was joined by his brothers James Edward Hutton (b. 1839) and Robert (b. 1840) and the name was changed to William Hutton & Sons. A London showroom was opened in 1863 (13 Thavies Inn Holborn until 1891, and later 7 Farrington Road until 1918). In 1893 the firm acquired Rupert Favell & Co (manufacturer silversmith at Bucknall Street, Oxford Street, London) and in the same year became William Hutton & Sons Ltd. CHRONOLOGY: William Hutton 1800-1818 Hutton & Houghton 1818-1820 William Hutton 1820-1864 William Hutton & Son 1864-c.1870 William Hutton & Sons c.1870-1893 A truly beautiful set and the presentation is superb, I just love that chest! Don't miss them!
Very good to excellent condition. All pieces except for one knife are as near pristine as can be, just as you see them in the images. The one knife has loss to the silver plating on the handle (shown in the pictures). The box is also pristine inside & out but, unfortunately, is missing the key. See pictures for all weights and measurements.
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