If you were a well-to-do family in the Victorian era to the mid 20th century, silver service was an integral part of the family dinner table. Ordinary folk may well have used silver plate (now also highly collectible), but the wealthy would have employed sterling silver and plenty of it. Of course, doting parents would have purchased sterling service for even the youngest children! Here we see a very finely cast Webster ABC knife and fork set - really adorable - in excellent condition. Made for tiny hands, the fork is 4 inches long and the knife is 5 and 1/4 inches long. Cute! Great conversation pieces. Weight of both pieces is 31.5 grams , keep in mind the knife handle is weighted and the blade for practical reasons is stainless steel (silver services before WWII usually would not have stainless knife blades, usually they were silver plated steel). Well hallmarked with manufacturer's mark and sterling on fork and knife handle.
A Fine Webster Child's Sterling ABC Knife and Fork Set C1940-1950