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Oxo Spoon A195
Oxo Spoon A195
Original, quality 1920's long nickel teaspoon embossed 'oxo' to the grip and the makers' details to the reverse for "T. Wilkinson & Sons Birmingham". Polished and in superb condition, complete and in good order.

7.75" x 1" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 68.00


Set of 6 Brown & Polson's Tea Spoons A178
Original, quality 1920's boxed set of six silver plated teaspoons in the original box, promoting "Brown & Polsons". The unused spoons have an Art Nouveau floral design embossed to the grip and the hinged box is detailed "With Brown & Polson's Compliments" to the white inner silk lining. Complete and in good.

Box 7" x 6.25" x 0.75".

Spoon 5.25" long.

 
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Price: 75.00


Set of 6 Brown & Polson's Tea Spoons A178



The Burns Bread Knife BK59
The Burns Bread Knife BK59
Original, quality 1920's unused bread knife with a carved sycamore handle in the form of a ear of wheat or corn. The serrated stainless blade is etched "The Burns Bread Knife, pat No 281185, Made in Sheffield, shape No 3 & Firth Stainless". Complete and in good and working order.

12.5" x 1.25" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 85.00


Steel Bread Knife with Nickel Handle BK58
Original, quality unused late 19th century bread knife with a super nickel plated Kings pattern handle and an all steel blade etched for the manufacturer "Bristol Gold Smiths Alliance". All is in mint condition with no signs of use or damage. Remember, 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. Complete and in good and working order.

13" x 1.25" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 78.00


Steel Bread Knife with Nickel Handle BK58



Bread Knife BK57
Bread Knife BK57
Original, quality late 19th century bread knife with a steel blade and a silver plated handle with embossed acanthus leaf decoration. The blade is etched for the maker "Sutherland & Rhoden Sheffield". Remember, 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. All is complete and in good and working order.

13" x 1.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 68.00


Carved Bread Knife BK50
Original, quality 1920's bread knife with a steel blade and carved sycamore handle. The handle is carved "Bread" in upper cased text and the blade is acid etched "Bread Knife" in script. Remember, 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. Cleaned and waxed and complete and in good and working order.

12.5" x 1.25" x 1".

 
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Price: 65.00


Carved Bread Knife BK50



Steel Bread Knife BK46
Steel Bread Knife BK46
Original, quality circa 1900, bread knife with an unusual steel blade and a carved sycamore handle. The handle is carved "Bread" and the blade is engraved "Bread Knife" & "M.Hunter & Sons Cutlers Sheffield". Remember, 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. Complete and in good and working order.

12.5" x 1.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 85.00


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


Carved Bread Knife BK23



Brass and Wrought Iron Bread Peel BP21
Brass and Wrought Iron Bread Peel BP21
Original, quality late 18th / early 19th century blacksmith made long bread peel as used by Bakers to feed and remove bread in the deep ovens. This unusual example has a long blacksmith made wrought iron handle with a hanging eye to the top with the rectangular shaped perforated, sheet brass, peel riveted on with copper rivets. The first we have seen and in superb condition and complete. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

Total length 35.5".

Top eye 1.5" wide.

Brass Peel 7" wide.

 
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Price: 230.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS44
Original, quality late 19th century horn handled butchers' sharpening steel stamped "Cast Steel". Both the swivel hanging ring and the safety ferrule are in nickel and the cowhorn grip has a twisted design. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order.

17.75" x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 78.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS44



Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS43
Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS43
Original, quality late 19th century butchers' sharpening steel stamped "J Woodcook C & M 1884" to the steel shaft. The handle turned in cowhorn has a wrought iron swivel ring and all has been cleaned and lacquered. Complete and in good and working order.

16.5" x 1.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS42
Original, quality late 19th century butchers' sharpening steel with an octagonal shaped cowhorn handle. A nickel swivel hanging ring and a tapered textured steel impressed "cast steel" and brass guard for safety . All is complete and in good and working order.

21" long x 1.5".

 
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Price: 89.00


Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS42



Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS41
Horn Handled Butchers Steel BS41
Original, quality late 19th century butchers' sharpening steel with a turned cowhorn handle, a brass swivel hanging ring and a brass guard for safety. The textured steel rod is impressed "Cast Steel" and all is complete and in good and working order.

17" long x 1.25" diam.

 
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Price: 78.00


Mahogany Handled Butchers Steel BS40
Original, quality late 19th century butchers' sharpening steel with a turned mahogany handle, a brass swivel hanging ring, a plain tapered sharpening steel and a brass guard for safety. The steel is impressed "Taylor's" eye within for the Sheffield Maker" and all is complete and in good and working order

16.5" x 1.25" diam.

 
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Price: 68.00


Mahogany Handled Butchers Steel BS40



Horn Handle Butchers Steel BS39
Horn Handle Butchers Steel BS39
Original, quality late 19th century butchers' sharpening steel with a shaped cowhorn handle, a brass guard and a top brass swivel hanging ring. The steel is stamped "Cast Steel" and all is complete and in good and working order.

18" x 1.5" widest.

 
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Price: 85.00


Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS37
Original, quality late 19th century butchers' knife sharpening steel with a brass mounted handle with plates of carved antler and a revolving and swivel brass hanging ring and a brass safety guard collar. The sharpening shaft is impressed "cast steel" and the swivel ring to the top is detailed with the registration number for the year 1895. All has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order.

18" x 1.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 95.00


Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS37



Miniature Butchers Sharpening Steel BS35
Miniature Butchers Sharpening Steel BS35
Original, quality promotional 1950's / 60's butchers' miniature sharpening steel with a turned aluminium grip and the original leather case detailing W.M. Still & Sons Ltd Catering equipment specialists. Complete and in good order.

4.25" including ring.

Case x 0.75" wide.

 
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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: 65.00


Antler Handled Butchers Steel BS31



Boxed Set of Mother of Pearl Teaspoons C101
Boxed Set of Mother of Pearl Teaspoons C101
Original, quality boxed set of six 1920's / 30's solid "Mother of Pearl" teaspoons. This very clean example probably unused has the original paper stickers to the inside detailing "Real Mother of Pearl" and "Made in England". Complete and in good order.

Box 6.5" x 5.5" x 1".

Spoon 4.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 78.00


Fork Cleaner C100
Original, quality late 19th century fork cleaner with thick leather fins mounted on a sycamore head with a turned beech handle. A simple but clever device for cleaning cutlery forks. Complete and in good and working order.

8" x 1.75" x 2.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Fork Cleaner C100



Copper Ladle C98
Copper Ladle C98
Original, quality late 19th century large and heavy thick copper ladle with a deep bowl, a curled over hook to the top and stamped to the shaft for the manufacturer "Jones Bros. Down St Piccadilly London". Some old dents to the bowl and all polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

20" long.

Bowl 4.75" x 2.5" deep.

 
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Price: 135.00


Set of 6 Sheffield Steel Tea Knives C97
Original, quality late 19th century steel tea / dessert knives with Antler grips and a steel cap to each end. Each blade is detailed for the manufacturer "Joseph Rogers & Sons Cutlers to her Majesty" and 'VR' with the crown for the reigning Monarch Queen Victoria. Joseph Rogers was one the finest cutlers in Sheffield during the late 19th and early 20th century. 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. A very clean set, complete and in good and working order. A set of dinner knives matching this set of tea knives may well be available ref code C96.

8.25" x 0.75" x 0.75".

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 156.00


Set of 6 Sheffield Steel Tea Knives C97



Wrought Iron Flesh Fork C95
Wrought Iron Flesh Fork C95
Original, quality mid to late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron Flesh fork with two curved prongs, some decoration next to the prongs and grip and a ring to the top for hanging. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.

13.5" x 2" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 78.00


Double Ended Brass Cooks Spoon C93
Original, quality late 19th century double-ended cooks' spoon, sized for one tablespoon and one dessert spoon. Originally tinned to all sides but mostly worn off, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

11.5" x 2" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 56.00


Double Ended Brass Cooks Spoon C93



Cowhorn Spoon with Silver Mount C92
Cowhorn Spoon with Silver Mount C92
Original, quality late 19th century small spoon fashioned from cowhorn with a flattish bowl and a tapered shaft mounted with a silver shield with the initials of a previous owner. Probably Scottish and complete and in good order.

7" x 1.5" x 0.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Cased Pair of French Cheese Knives in Case C90
Original, quality pair of late 19th century continental goats cheese knives in the original fitted box. The box in Faux Shagreen finished in red leather outer has blue silk to the inside of the lid with detail of the maker and blue velvet to the fitted inner base. Each shaped knife has a mother of pearl handle engraved with a coat of arms and both blades are detailed for the retailer or maker with a Paris address. The plain knife has a steel blade and the other has a silver plated or silver blade engraved with an illustration of a goat with foliage. All is complete and in good order. Very usable and very unusual.

Box 9.5" x 3.5" x 2".

Each knife 8.75" x 1.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 165.00


Cased Pair of French Cheese Knives in Case C90



3 Piece Antler Handled Steel Carving Set C82
3 Piece Antler Handled Steel Carving Set C82
Original, quality late 19th century three pieces of steel meat carving tools with antler handles on the original leather / paper covered fitted box. The box has red silk lining to the interior, the knife is etched for the manufacturer "William Batt & Sons Sheffield" and has the trademark 'cricket bat' logo, the sharpening steel is marked "cast steel" and the fork has a good sprung guard. Each tool has nickel plated finials and ferrules to the handles, marked with the registration for the year 1884. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order.

Box 17.75" x 5.25" x 2".

Knife 15.5"x 1" x 1".

Steel 13.5" x 0.75" x 0.75".

Fork 11.25" x 1" x 1".

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 230.00


Cased Pair of Fish Servers C80
Original, quality late 19th century superb unused silver plated fish servers in the original Morrocan red leather paper covered box with a velvet lining to the interior and a silk lining to the lid. Both the knife and fork have embossed handgrips with good detail of fish and acanthus leaves and the blades are engraved with acanthus leaves to the fork and a fish to each side of the knife blade entwined around Neptune's Trident. These Tools are probably the most impressive fish servers we have seen although not in silver.

Box 14.5" x 4.25" x 1.5".

Knife 13" x 2" x 0.75".

Fork 9.5" x 2" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 350.00


Cased Pair of Fish Servers C80



Set of 6 Steel Dinner Knives C74
Set of 6 Steel Dinner Knives C74
Original, quality late 19th century set of six very clean steel dinner knives with ivorine grips and etched to the blades for the manufacturer "Joseph Elliot & Sons Patent Lock Fast". Appear unused, although the grips have discoloured with age. 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.

Blade 6" x 7/8".

Total 10" long.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 89.00


10 Matching Steel and Bone Knives and Forks C67
Original, quality mid to late 19th century matching steel knives and forks with bone grips; comprising five knives and five forks. The knives have the earlier style of steel blade and are marked for "Rodgers of Sheffield" the cutler manufacturer and "VR" for the reign of Queen Victoria. The forks are two prong and shorter than most due to use and perhaps old damage. The bone grips on all have a checkered pattern, two rivets to each and oval steel plates to the end. Some minor pitting to the blades, but a very usable part set. 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.

Knives 9.5" x 1" x 0.75".

Forks 6.75" x 0.5" x 0.75".

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 156.00


10 Matching Steel and Bone Knives and Forks C67



Copper Strainer CS20
Copper Strainer CS20
Original, quality 1920's coppersmith made copper strainer worked in one piece of thick sheet copper. This super example has a slightly dished spoon end, well perforated with a curled over hook to the top. Originally tinned all over but now polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

20" x 4" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Wicker Cutlery Tray CT15
Original, quality circa 1900, rectangular shaped wicker cutlery tray with a handle over the top and an old felt covered divider. No worm damage and complete and in good and working order.

6.75" tall.

12" x 8.5".

 
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Price: 68.00


Wicker Cutlery Tray CT15



Basketwork Cutlery Tray CT13
Basketwork Cutlery Tray CT13
Original, quality pre-war cutlery tray made with basket weave wicker with a super detailed handle over the top and the original green baize lining. This very clean example has seen very little use if any, it does have two wear holes in the green baize but all otherwise is complete and in good order and working order.

Tray 16" x 11" x 4" tall.

Total with handle 8" tall.

 
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Price: 89.00


Rotary Knife Sharpener KC27
Original, quality late 19th century "Rotary Knife Sharpener" on a small circular ebonised base with a side handle. The underside has the original paper label detailing 'The Rotary Knife Sharpener No 30" and 'Directions for use' and warranted for ten years. Complete and in good order.

Base 2.5" diam.

Total 5" wide including handle.

 
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Price: 38.00


Rotary Knife Sharpener KC27



Aluminium Knife Cleaner KC21
Aluminium Knife Cleaner KC21
Original, quality, 1920/30's, table mounted, unused aluminium knife cleaner, with the original cardboard carton and lid and paper label and a copy of the original instruction card. This example is truely in mint condition, with not a scratch in sight. Embossed to the top "Dura Knife Cleaner, Provisionally Patented". All is complete and in good and working order. The best you will ever see.

Body 6.5" diameter x 4.5" tall with handle fitted.

9.5" wide x 6.75" tall.

 
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Price: 115.00


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


Pair of Knife & Fork Rests KR5



Brass Ladle L29
Brass Ladle L29
Original, quality late 19th century brass ladle with a bowl shape to the base, a flat stem and a slotted hole for hanging. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

16.5".

Bowl 4.25" x 1.5" deep.

 
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Price: 28.00


Brass and Wrought Iron Ladle L27
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.

21" x 1.5" x 3".

Bowl 4.5" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 75.00


Brass and Wrought Iron Ladle L27



Copper Straining Spoon L25
Copper Straining Spoon L25
Original, quality late 19th century coppersmith wrought straining spoon. This super perforated example has an oval bowl to the spoon with a worn end consistent with much use and a curled over top of the handle for hanging on a rail. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

19" x 3.25" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Brass Ladle L24
Original, quality late 19th century brass ladle with a bowl shape to the base, a flat stem and a slotted hole for hanging. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

17.5" long.

Bowl 4" x 1.25" deep.

 
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Price: 28.00


Brass Ladle L24



Brass and Wrought Iron Ladle L23
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".

Bowl 4.25" diam x 1.5" deep.

 
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Price: 85.00


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.

4.25" top diameter.

Total 19.5" long plus 9" high.

 
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Price: 85.00


Copper Ladle / Scoop L1



Steel Palette Knife S77
Steel Palette Knife S77
Original, quality late 19th century cook's steel palette knife with an ebony handle. The blade is etched for the manufacturer "S. Ferrari & Sons 10a Archer St. W.I" (London). Remember, 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. Some pitting but otherwise complete and in good and working order.

14" x 1.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Pair of Sheffield Plated Copper Sugar Tongs ST1
Original, quality pair of engraved copper sugar tongs, 18th or early 19th century. These were originally Sheffield plated, although most has rubbed away through use. Otherwise complete and in good and working order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

5" x 1.5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 34.00


Pair of Sheffield Plated Copper Sugar Tongs ST1



Pair of Ceramic and Silver Plated Salad Servers SS16
Pair of Ceramic and Silver Plated Salad Servers SS16
Original, quality pair of late 19th century nickel plated salad servers with faux 'salad leaf' ceramic handles and nickel plated ferrules. Complete and in good and working order.

10.75" x 2" x 1".

 
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Price: 56.00


Pair of Nickel and Glass Salad Servers SS15
Original, quality 1930's pair of nickel salad servers with clear moulded glass handles. Very clean and very usable and complete and in good order.

11" x 2" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Nickel and Glass Salad Servers SS15



Pair of Wedgwood Salad Servers SS12
Pair of Wedgwood Salad Servers SS12
Original, quality pair of 1920's nickel salad servers with wedgwood white on blue Jasper ware handles. The stems are impressed 'EPNS' for electro plated nickel silver and all is complete and in good and working order with not a chip in sight.

11.5" x 2" x 1 1/8".

 
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Price: 56.00


Mintons Ceramic Spoon Warmer SW1
Original, quality circa 1900, ceramic spoon warmer fashioned as an egg with the hole where the chick has hatched out. The top is decorated in colour with violet flowers and leaves and the base has acanthus leaf forms as a stand. The underside is printed in gilt "Mintons" and "England".

Perfect. 5" tall x 3.5" wide.

4.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 35.00


Mintons Ceramic Spoon Warmer SW1



Muffin Fork TF26
Muffin Fork TF26
Original, quality early to mid 19th century toasting / muffin fork with a super turned mahogany handle, a tapered copper neck and a delicate shaped three prong blacksmith made steel fork with a decorated neck. All is complete and in good and working order.

27" x 3" x 2".

 
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Price: 350.00


3 Prong Muffin Fork TF25
Original, quality mid to late 19th century, three-pronged blacksmith made steel muffin or flesh fork with a super turned fruitwood handle. The steel neck varies from a tapered round section to an eight-sided and decorated square tapered length up to the fine three prongs. A great looker and perfect for use at arm's length. Complete and in good and working order.

34.75" x 2.5" x 1.5" front to back.

Wooden handle 22.5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 285.00


3 Prong Muffin Fork TF25

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