An excellent set of sterling silver cutlery for 6 people in the popular Kings pattern. Total 31 pieces. Weight 2261 grams, 72.7 troy ounces. All pieces London 1896-7, maker Francis Higgins.
Biography – Francis Higgins was one of the leading silversmiths of the mid Victorian era. He had been apprenticed to George Smith and his work was always of the highest quality. After his death in 1879 the business was continued by his sons becoming Francis Higgins & Son Ltd in 1909 and Francis Higgins & Sons Ltd (1936-1939). Also traded as The Portland Co.
6 dinner forks 613 grams L21.2 cm
6 large spoons 608 grams L22.6 cm
6 dessert forks 394 grams L18 cm
6 dessert spoons 387 grams L18.5 cm
7 teaspoons 259 grams L14.7 cm