The reverse surface of each piece is plain and unembellished. Each piece of this silver Harrison Bros & Howson cutlery set is fitted with the original carved mother of pearl handle. All the knives and forks retain the original hallmarked sterling silver ferrules ornamented with embossed bands of bead ornamentation. Each piece is fitted to the fine and impressive original hinged mahogany canteen box with a lift up lid and lift out tray.
The interior of the box retains the original velvet and satin lining. This impressive canteen box is ornamented with brass fittings, including a vacant shaped cartouche and escutcheon, which retains the original key for the working locking mechanism. This antique Harrison Bros & Howson cutlery set is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition. The silver blades have been professionally polished. The original satin interior of the box has some wear in keeping with age.The exterior of the box has been polished by a cabinet maker and is in excellent presentation condition. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each piece, in addition to the ferrules, are all very clear. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these fine examples of antique cutlery. Length of handle including ferrule. Not measurable as mother of pearl handles.
Maker : Harrison Brothers & Howson (George Howson). Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977. In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store. For more details see our About Us. FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries.
The item "Antique George V Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service" is in sale since Friday, February 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.
The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in Newcastle on Tyne. This item can be shipped worldwide.