A beautifully honed, hand crafted pair of sterling grape shears of solid silver - handles to blades. No steel used in cutting blades on these!
The shears are substantial at 132.38 grams by scale (nearly 4.5 ounces) measuring 6 5/8 inches long. They are elaborately detailed in lovely dimension. Handsome and elegant but not especially formal. These will be as much at home on a wooden or marble cheese board as they will in a silver fruit bowl and as usable daily as for more special occasions. I personally never serve grapes (even to myself) without a pair of these to cut off clusters at a time instead of picking away and leaving unappetizing stem bits.
CONDITION: In excellent antique condition with no damage and just age appropriate wear to note. Very well balanced and comfortable to handle. Markings: STERLING. We find no Makers' Mark. 19th Century, likely of American origin.
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One of the nicest pair we've come upon!