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Carved Bread Knife BK23
Carved Bread Knife BK23
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a steel blade and a sycamore handle carved with details of ears of corn or wheat to both sides. The blade is a little stained and is etched for the manufacturer "Joseph? Queen's Cutlers" and all is complete and in good and working order. These knives are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. 13.25" x 1.5" x 1". 
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Price: 115.00


Steel Bread Knife with Nickel Grip BK20
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a polished Sheffield Steel blade and a pistol grip shaped nickel handle, mounted to each end with acanthus leaf decoration. All has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. Remember, this knife is are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but does not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry it thoroughly. 12.75" x 1.25" blade x 1". 
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Price: 65.00


Steel Bread Knife with Nickel Grip BK20



Steel Bread Knife BK17
Steel Bread Knife BK17
Original, quality, late 19th century, steel bread knife with a carved ivory handle. The very sharp blade is etched "Bread Knife" and for the manufacturer "Thompson and O' Neill, Sheffield". This knife is steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but it does not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry it thoroughly. Some staining to the steel blade, but all looks unused and is complete and in good and working order. 7.5" long x 1" widest blade. 
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Price: 56.00


Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS31
Original, quality late 19th century butchers shop, sharpening steel, with a stag horn antler handgrip, a brass safety guard and a brass hanging ring. The smooth iron is impressed for the manufacturer "Taylor eye witness Sheffield". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 17.5" long x 1.25" wide.  
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Price: 85.00


Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS31



Horn Handled Butcher's Steel BS30
Horn Handled Butcher's Steel BS30
Original, quality late 19th century butcher's steel with a most unusual decorated cowhorn handle inlaid with dots and circles of bone and all mounted with a nickel ferrule guard and swivel hanging ring to the top. The steel is stamped "Thomas Matthews Cast Steel", and all is complete and in good and working order. 17" total length including ring and 1.5" max diam.  
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Price: 125.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS29
Original, quality, late 19th century, butcher's sharpening steel with a cow horn handle, a swivel top brass ring and a fine ribbed tapered steel. The steel is impressed "Cast Steel" and the handle is made with four sections of different coloured horn. Cleaned and polished and the brass has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 19" x 1.5".  
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Price: 115.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS29



Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS27
Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS27
Original, quality, late 19th century, butcher's shop, sharpening steel, with a stag horn antler handgrip, brass mounts and a brass swivel loop to the top. This example has a smooth iron and all has been cleaned, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. 17.5" x 1.25".  
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Price: 85.00


Brass Serving Spoon C57
Original, quality late 19th century all brass serving spoon. Engraved for a previous owner 'TG' in script. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.9" x 2" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 36.00


Brass Serving Spoon C57



Cased Set of Preserve Spoons and Butter Knife C56
Cased Set of Preserve Spoons and Butter Knife C56
Original, quality 1920's cased set of a pair of silver plated preserve spoons with a matching butter knife, all well presented on a red velvet lining with red silk to the inside cover. The outside of this super box has a good clean finish and a brass catch to the front of the hinged lid. Complete and in good and working order. Box 8" x 4.5" x 1". Price is for the set. 
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Price: 56.00


Folding Cutlery Picnic Set C45
Original, late 19th century, superb quality, leather case, fully lined and fitted, with a pair of flat sided cut glass beakers and a pair of folding spoons, forks and knives. Each set of cutlery slotted into the leather holder will slip easily into the drinking glass. The buff coloured leather carry case has an adjustable strap to the top and is impressed for the original owner "M. C" and "F. C". The handles on the cutlery are in white bleached and polished bone, the knife blade and corkscrew are steel and the top collars, spoon and fork are in nickel. No maker's name to the leather case or the cutlery, but nevertheless a super set, in super condition, appears unused. 6.25" x 4.75" and 1.75" front to back, cutlery 7.25" open, glass 3" x 1.5" and 4" tall. Price is for the set. 
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Price: 500.00


Folding Cutlery Picnic Set C45



12 Piece Set of Fish Knives and Forks C34
12 Piece Set of Fish Knives and Forks C34
Original, quality, late 19th century, near unused, cased set of six silver plated fish knives and six forks. This above average set of cutlery is in the Kings pattern, engraved with acanthus leaf patterns to the front and impressed to the reverse "EPNS" and for the manufacturer "WW&S". Apart from super condition of the cutlery, the other exciting thing is the quality of the box, complete with the working lock and key. This box is in mahogany veneer, with sycamore strips to the inner edges and the inside is completely lined and fitted with Royal blue velvet and pinched and pleated Royal blue silk. The lid lining is detailed on the silk for the retailer "Schults Scwar and Co, Watchmakers, Jewellers and Goldsmiths, Pretoria Transvaal and at 24 Clerkenwell Road London EC". Some minor scratches and knocks to the outside of the box, but otherwise all is in super condition. Box 10" x 9" and 2.5", knives 8.75", forks 7.25". Price is for the set.  
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Price: 85.00


Pair of 1902 Coronation Dinner Knife and Fork C18
Original, quality, steel knife and fork with walnut side covers to the handles. The knife blade is etched 'Kings Coronation Dinner, Streatham, 1902'. These were obviously used for a dinner to celebrate the Coronation of King Edward VII. They appear unused and are complete and in good order. Forks 6.75" x 0.75" x 0.25" and knives 9" x 1" x 0.5".  
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Price: 65.00


Pair of 1902 Coronation Dinner Knife and Fork C18



Silver Plated Stilton Scoop C58
Silver Plated Stilton Scoop C58
Original, quality late 19th century superb silver plated stilton scoop with an ivory grip engraved with Initials 'T.A'? This serious cheese scoop has a great shape and is impressed to the reverse for "Walker and Hall'. No wear to the silver plate and no damage, stains or cracks to the ivory grip. Complete and in good and working order. 9.25" x 1.25". 
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Price: 125.00


6 Matching British Officers Teaspoons CC50
Six original, quality 1920's, matching, unused, silver plated teaspoons each bearing a different head and details of various British officers of the 1st World War and previous. 1. Lord Fisher and a Cameo of a British bulldog above 'The Navy' in upper case. 2. King George V and a cameo of Britannia, above 'The Empire'. 3. Admiral Beatty and a cameo of a warship, above 'The Navy'. 4. Earl Roberts and a cameo of an Indian Army Soldier, above 'India'. 5. Earl Kitchener and a cameo of a British Soldier, above 'The Army'. 6. Duke of Connaught and a cameo of a soldier, above 'Canada'. The reverse of the spoons are all marked 'Patent applied for, Birks EPNS' and have garlands of roses, shamrocks and thistles for England, Ireland and Scotland. All have been polished and lacquered. A super part set of commeratives, the first we have seen. Each spoon 6" x 1.2" x 0.5". Price is for the set.  
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Price: 60.00


6 Matching British Officers Teaspoons    CC50



5 Piece Carving Set CS51
5 Piece Carving Set CS51
Original, quality late 19th century five piece steel meat carving set in the original fitted pale walnut case. The box interior is lined in red velvet to the base and red silk to the lid. The set comprises a joint carving knife and fork, a poultry carving knife and fork and a sharpening steel. The knives have "Scimitar" shaped blades, both etched "L&S Sheffield Best Cast Steel", the sharpening steel is impressed "Cast Steel" and the forks have good spring guards. A very clean set showing very little, if any, signs of use, complete and in good and working order. Remember, these pieces of cutlery are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they dislike water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. The exterior of the top of the box has an inset brass plate for engraving and some scratches and scuffs.Box 17.5" x 8.5" x 1.75". Price is for the set. 
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Price: 500.00


3 Piece Carving Set CS50
Original, quality late 19th century three piece steel meat carving set in the original leather paper covered box. The outer lid is detailed "The Homing Pigeon Special Prize". The box interior is lined in blue velvet to the base and blue silk to the hinged lid, the knife is etched for the maker "Wood & Co 68 Cambridge St Birmingham", the sharpening steel is stamped "cast steel" and the fork has a good spring guard. All have carved buffalo horn grips to appear as Stag Antler, nickel plated ferrules and end mounts. apart from surface damage to the paper on the outside of the lid. Remember, these pieces of cutlery are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they dislike water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Apart from surface damage to the paper on the outside of the lid all is complete and in good and working order and showing very little, if any, signs of use. Box 17" x 5" x 1.25". Price is for the set. 
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Price: 200.00


3 Piece Carving Set CS50



3 Piece Carving Set CS48
3 Piece Carving Set CS48
Original, quality 1920's three piece steel carving set in the original leather paper covered box. The interior is lined with blue velvet to the base and blue silk to the lid and the lid is marked "Kay's Worcester". The tools have "Ivorine" grips and hallmarked silver ferrules and remember, these pieces of cutlery are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they dislike water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. The fork has a good sprung guard and all appears unused. A super very usable set. Complete and in good and working order. Box 15.75" x 4.75" x 1.75". Price is for the set 
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Price: 115.00


3 Piece Carving Set CS47
Original, quality, circa 1900 / 1920's three piece steel, meat carving set in the original leather paper covered box. The box interior is lined with blue velvet and pale blue silk to the base and blue silk to the lid. The knife is etched for the maker "C.W Fletcher & Sons Ltd. Sterling Works Sheffield" and the fork and sharpening steel are both stamped 'Steel'. The grips are cowhorn tips and the fork has a sprung safety guard. A very clean set but remember these pieces of cutlery are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they dislike water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Complete and in good and working order. Box 17" x 5.25" x 1.75". Price is for the set. 
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Price: 185.00


3 Piece Carving Set CS47



Boxed Fruit and Nut Set CS42
Boxed Fruit and Nut Set CS42
Original, quality, late 19th century, unused boxed set of silver plated dessert implements comprising a pair of fruit spoons, two nutcrackers, two nut picks and a pair of grape scissors. The scallop shaped fruit servers have gilded interiors to the bowls and all have embossed details to the grip. The box is also in mint condition with a blue velvet lining to the base, white silk lining to the hinged lid and 'leather paper' covering to the outside. The lid has the retailers label for "Murgatroyd and Horstall Artistic Jewellers, Corn Market, Halifax". All is truely in mint condition and a good push button catch to the front. Box 11" x 10" and 2" deep.  
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Price: 125.00


Deer Slot Carving Set CS40
Original, quality, late 19th century, matching steel carving knife and fork mounted with taxidermied deer slot / hoofs as the handles, probably Roe Deer. Each piece has a nickel ferrule and a nickel hoof plate cover to the ends. The two pronged fork has a sprung steel carving guard and the knife is etched "Harrison and Staniforth Manufacturers Sheffield". All is in superb condition and good for use, but remember these knives and forks are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Knife 20" x 1.25" blade and 1.25", fork 15.5" x 1.25" and 1.25". Price is for the set. 
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Price: 275.00


Deer Slot Carving Set CS40



Copper Straining Spoon CS18
Copper Straining Spoon CS18
Original, quality mid to late 19th century oval shaped copper straining spoon, with the original blacksmith, made wrought iron shaft with a super turned over hanging hook to the top. The, copper bowl is covered with perforations and is riveted to the shaft with two tight copper rivets. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 14.5" x 2.5" x 1".  
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Price: 115.00


3 Piece Carving Set CS37
Original, quality 1920's, three piece steel meat carving set in the original leather paper covered, hinged box. The box is lined with blue velvet to the base and white silk to the lid. The knife is engraved for the manufacturer "Thomas Turner and Co", "Cutlers to His Majesty" as is the sharpening steel. The buffalo horn handles are chip carved to simulate stag antlers and each tool is mounted with a nickel plated ferrule and end plate. A super clean set with the box showing very little, if any, signs of use. These knives and forks are steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but they do not like water or moisture, just wipe and dry them thoroughly. Complete and in good order. Box 17.25" x 5.75" and 1.75". Price is for the set.  
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Price: 165.00


3 Piece Carving Set CS37



Brass Crumb Scoop CT15
Brass Crumb Scoop CT15
Original, quality, late 19th century, embossed brass crumb scoop with a red composition handle. The embossed Art Nouveau design details a hibiscus flower with foliage. A most unusual crumb scoop used without a brush on the tablecloth covered dining table. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Appears to have had little use and is complete and in good and working order. 12.5" x 3" widest. 
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Price: 85.00


Antler Handled Steel Ham Knife K14
Original, quality, 18th or early 19th century, steel carving knife with a sharp and wide blade, a heavy antler handle mounted with silver or silver plated collar and end plate. The blade is impressed "W.R. Hotham, Bath" for the maker or retailer. This knife is steel, not stainless steel, and will keep a very sharp edge, but it does not like water or moisture; just wipe and dry thoroughly. A most unusual knife, very sharp, complete and in good and working order. Total 19" long, blade 1.5" wide and 1.75" x 1.25" grip.  
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Price: 185.00


Antler Handled Steel Ham Knife   K14



Pair of Knife & Fork Rests   KR5
Pair of Knife & Fork Rests KR5
Pair of original, quality silver plated knife rests, circa 1900/20's, of an unusual form. Complete and in good and working order. 4" x 2" x 1.5" high. 
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Price: 45.00


Brass and Wrought Iron Ladle L23
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century brass ladle with a blacksmith made wrought iron handle with a good curled over hook to the top. The brass bowl is fitted to the wrought iron shaft with three large copper rivets. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. Total length 17.5" and bowl 4.25" diam x 1.5" deep. 
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Price: 115.00


Brass and Wrought Iron Ladle L23



Brass and Wrought Iron Ladle L22
Brass and Wrought Iron Ladle L22
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century brass ladle with a blacksmith made wrought iron handle with a good curled over hook to the top. The brass bowl is fitted to the wrought iron shaft with three large copper rivets. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. Total length 17" and bowl 4.25" diam x 1.25" deep.

 
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Price: 115.00


Brass Ladle L20
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass ladle with a circular bowl, flat shaft and a circular hole to the top for hanging. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 18.25" x 3.75" x 1.5".  
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Price: 34.00


Brass Ladle L20



Brass Ladle L19
Brass Ladle L19
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass ladle with a circular bowl, flat shaft and an elongated rectangular eye for hanging. The reverse is impressed '3' and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. 18.5" x 2.5" x 4.5".  
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Price: 34.00


Benham and Froud Copper Ladle L18
Original, quality, late 19th century, heavy copper kitchen scoop / ladle with a deep saucepan shaped pan with a long handle, all in one and a super curled over hook to the top. The bowl has good dovetailed seams to the underside and rear and is impressed to the underside with the orb and cross logo for the manufacturer 'Benham and Froud' of London and Birmingham. The shaft is impressed "Hodges and Son Dublin" for the original retailer / wholesaler. A most unusual ladle, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. Bowl 2.75" tall x 3.25" diameter, total length 14".

 
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Price: 250.00


Benham and Froud Copper Ladle   L18



Brass and Wrought Iron Ladle   L17
Brass and Wrought Iron Ladle L17
Original, quality, 18th or early 19th century, straining ladle with a deep bowl with a perforated extension to the side and a blacksmith made wrought iron handle with a turned hook eye to the top. The wrought iron handle is fitted to the underside of the brass bowl with three copper rivets and a shaped wrought iron mount. A most unusual ladle, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. Bowl 4" diameter x 2" deep, total length 21.5".  
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Price: 165.00


Copper and Wrought Iron Ladle L14
Original, quality, 18th or early 19th century, copper ladle of a circular form with a deep bowl and a blacksmith made wrought iron handle with a curled over top end. The wrought iron handle is fitted to the underside of the copper bowl with two copper rivets and a shaped wrought iron mount. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. Bowl 4.25" diameter x 1.5" deep, total length 17".  
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Price: 85.00


Copper and Wrought Iron Ladle   L14



Copper Ladle / Scoop L1
Copper Ladle / Scoop L1
Original, quality, 19th century, saucepan shaped copper ladle with a blacksmith made wrought iron handle with a super curled over hook to the end. An unusual form for a ladle. All has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good order. Bowl 3.25" high and 4.25" top diameter, total 19.5" long and 9" high.  
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Price: 115.00


Butchers Cleaver MC7
Original, quality late 19th century steel butchers' meat cleaver with a turned and stained beech handle and a steel ferrule. The blade is impressed for the maker 'I. Jowett' and '2'. All is complete and in good and working order. 14.25" x 4" x 1.5".  
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Price: 56.00


Butchers Cleaver MC7

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