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English, Napoleonic Bee, STERLING SILVER, C.1811, Sheffield Blade, 6 Dinner Knives

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One of my consignors takes in a lot of silver flatware and hollow ware as part trade for sale of their jewelry. Some of the pieces are wonderful and I want to save as many as I can from being scrapped so I will be offering as many silver items I can.

Up for offer now…

AGE: C.1811

ITEM: A set of 6 dinner knives from Great Britain - England. Featuring a sterling handle and Sheffield Silver blade, each knife features a decorative shell at the top, some curlicues and an engraved Napoleonic Bee on one side; nothing on the other (where the monogram would go). Now my main thought is, what in the heck is English silver doing with a Napoleonic Bee? Did the set belong to a family of Napoleon sympathizers? Or did the Lady of the House just like the look of a Bee on her flatware? Who knows...........

CONDITION: Very nice with no problems I can spot. Shine is still quite good though a couple pieces do show tarnish. I have not polished at all - these knives are exactly as I found.

METAL CONTENT: Sterling Silver - weighted handle.

BLADE: Sheffield Plate

HALLMARKS: On the handle, Makers initials JN (I believe the mark is for John Nowill). The other pictorial marks are a Lion Passant, the head of George III, and a Crown.

On the blade, George III, Crown, C Code for 1811, Lion Passant, J.N. The entire string of marks denote Sheffield content (see reference sheet).

SIZE: Length of each knife is 8"; width at the top of the handle is 13/16".

WEIGHT: The 6 knives together weigh 315 grams.

RETAIL TODAY: Honestly, you can't really put a price on these pieces - it's a set I probably will never find again. In looking on the Internet, I did find just the 6 knives from the same era with no Bee engraving, on sale in England, for 295 Pounds Sterling - that's about $450 today.

Anyone want?

(SCJ#57a)

FINAL COMMENTS: When I can, I will beat anyone’s price on RL. I want to turn over the silver inventory quickly so I can keep loading in more. St. Louis was a boom city in the 1800s and the silver inventory here is legendary. For those who know, the 1904 World’s Fair held one of the largest competitions in silver design – all the big maker names of the day competed and a lot of the winning pieces stayed in St. Louis after the Fair ended. So keep watching my listings, I never know what I am going to have week to week – all I know is it will be varied, fabulous and deserving of a good home.

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ITEM ID
7802SCJ
ITEM TYPE
Antique
CREATOR
Sheffield
PURPOSE
Dinner Knives, Knives
ORIGIN
England • English
STYLE
George III

English, Napoleonic Bee, STERLING SILVER, C.1811, Sheffield Blade, 6 Dinner Knives

$495

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