This is a beautiful set of 5 early sterling and mother of pearl fruit knives. They were made by the Meriden Cutlery Co. The handles are mother of pearl with decorative floral sterling silver collars and ends. The blades of four are marked Meriden Cutlery Co. 1855. One is marked Meriden Cutlery Co. 12 and the design is slightly different than the others.
Condition: All of the blades show signs of use and four have nicks on them. One blade has been repaired with silver solder. The mother of pearl and sterling handles are all in good condition.