Super flamed mahogany Serpentine cutlery box containing George II/III dessert set


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Object Description

This George III flamed mahogany serpentine cutlery box contains a dessert set of 12 matching crested silver handled pistol handled knives and two tine forks made in London C1770 by Dru Drury and a set of 12 crested Hanoverian dessert spoons made in London in 1761 by William Turner. The knives measure almost 8 inches in length and the forks 6.75 inches with the spoons being 6 inches in length. The spoons are crested and have the motto of the Royal Welsh – Death rather than Dishonour. The knives and forks are marked on the embossed pistol handles with the maker mark and lion passant whilst the spoons are bottom marked to the backs and as commonly happens the marks are squashed. The blades and tines are steel and silvered over the tops. The box is fitted out and has a star burst to the lid both inside and out with chequered stringing to the inside around the slots and also inside the lift up top. The fittings to the box are silver and it stands on 3 brass feet and there is further stringing to the high points and the perimeter of the box. A very attractive and useable set of Georgian cutlery in very good condition (some bubbling to the blades and tiny pieces missing of the silvering) but it doesn’t detract from this lovely set.

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