This delightful boxed child’s knife and fork dates to the early 19th century, to the year 1831. They are utterly adorable and SO, SO sweet. These are a fine example of English Georgian era silver in the Queen’s Pattern; they have been produced to a MOST excellent quality. Due to their miniature proportions they belonged to a child; they now make a quality christening present or gift. They are housed in their original red leather travelling case with its rich red velvet lining and two hook clasps which work perfectly. Both the knife and fork was produced by the silversmith Aaron Hadfield who worked in Sheffield, England. Each piece is monogrammed with the initials ‘RBS’.
The knife is fully hallmarked; the fork is marked with the same manufacturers mark. The knife features the following marks.
Sovereign head ‘Duty Mark’.
Crown mark, Sheffield Assay Office
Date letter ‘h’ 1831
Lion Passant Mark, Sterling silver
Manufactures mark ‘A. H‘ for Aaron Hadfield.
Measuring: Case width 6.25 inch (16 cm) by depth 1.75 inch (4.5 cm). Knife width 5.75 inch (14.5 cm) by depth 0.5 inch (1.3 cm). Fork width 4 7/8 inch (12.5 cm) by depth 0.5 inch (1.3 cm).
Weight: 0.5 oz (0.15 g)
Condition: Minor surface wear to fork.
A truly gorgeous little set, perfectly balanced to sit in one's hand; quality, quality, quality.............
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