Here are a pair of a matching knife and a fork dating to the third quarter of the 18th century. British porcelain makers loved to imitate the Chinese porcelain that was pouring into their country, and these pieces are great examples. Strikingly white and molded with the oriental prunus blossoms and branches, they gave an exotic flair to the supper table. They are in great condition, with no damage and only minor wear to the surface. No chips or cracks. The letters “GIBBS” are stamped into the blades, indicating the cutlery firm that provided the metal for these utensils. The knife is eleven and a quarter inches long and the three-tined fork a little short of nine inches.
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