On offer is this truly lovely small knife and fork duo. Both are in good condition overall, the silver shines up well still - there are notable surface scratches especially to the blade area and light dings to the ferrules but all adding to the aged charm and character of the set.
They are each of traditional form with the silver parts being plain in design yet so intriguing in appearance.
The handles have been hand crafted and are in really good order with no cracks or chips - I just love the natural color coming through and the contrast it makes with the silver. Decorated with a line pattern towards the terminal.
The blade of the knife is fully hallmarked for Birmingham 1837 and the monarch's head portrait of King William IV (the last year of his reign/ life). Also present is the rubbed makers mark "TF" - Thomas Freeman. The fork only has the makers hallmark but has been tested for sterling.
The fork measures a charming 12.5cm (5 inches) in length and the knife 15cm (6 inches).
A lovely elegant set ready to be collected and enjoyed once again.
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