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24 Elizabeth II Thread edge knives table dessert London 1964 William Comyns Twenty four Elizabeth II Thread-edged knives 12 table and twelve dessert size (12) , by Richard Comyns London 1964 .
Price: £1250.00
George III Gold folding fruitknife circa 1810 Moison London Mother-of-pearl

A George III folding fruit knife with gold blade and mounts and an engraved mother-of-pearl case retailed in London circa 1810 by Joseph Moison of 90 Wimpole Street, Cavendish Square.

Price: £1200.00

Joseph Moison is recorded as a cutler at 90 Wimpole Street, Cavendish Square in London trade directories from 1802 to 1823.


12 George III threaded knives London 1813 Moses Brent London 1813 Burr 12 George III Thread-edged knives (with modern steel blades)- 6 table size and 6 dessert size, by Moses Brent London 1813, engraved Burr on the caps.
 Etui An etui with engraved shagreen case containing 2 knives, a 2-tine fork, a corkscrew and a bodkin, each with screw-in thread to fit one of 2 handles -- and a nutmeg grater — the fittings circa 1740, the case perhaps later.
Price: £850.00
 6 knives      A set of six silver-gilt dessert knives with cast handles incorporating vines and wheat, the steel blades bearing the retailer',s mark of Storr and Mortimer of London, by William Theobalds and Robert Atkinson, London 1838.
Price: £645.00
Charles II cannon handle knife fork WP heart William Boswell A Charles II cannon handled knife and fork with silver handles and steel blade and tines, circa 1670 the handles by WP in a heart (unidentified) and the steel elements by William Boswell (active from 1669).
 Apple corer An engine turned apple-corer with screw-in blade by John Tongue, Birmingham 1841 initialled LR.
Price: £325.00
Thread and Shell carving spoon and fork London 1839 Mary Chawner A Victorian pair of Old English thread and shell/fiddle, thread and shell pattern carvers, by Mary Chawner in London 1839, the blade marked NORMAN .
Price: £275.00
Antique silver knife-fork A fruitknife and fork pair with mother-of-pearl handles, by Aaron Hadfield, Sheffield 1865, the fork lacking a patch of foil .
Price: £275.00
China Trade Mother-of-pearl handled knife circa 1800

An Emperor Jiaqing Mother-of-pearl handled knife with removable blade (secured by a silver wing nut). c. 1790, Chinese.
Price: £225.00

A knife of a similar form but with a lapis lazuli handle and a gilded steel blade is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

 Knife and fork pair An hourglass pattern child's knife and fork in original red leather case, Birmingham 1823 by Joseph Taylor.
Price: £195.00
George III folding fruitknife tortoiseshell circa 1790 A George III fruitknife with tortoiseshell case, Sheffield circa 1790 .
Price: £175.00
 Cake knife A mother-of-pearl handled cake knife with engraved blade by George Unite, London 1868.
Price: £175.00
 fruitknife A fruitknife cased in silver, by J. Lawrence and Company Birmingham 1830.
Price: £155.00
George III Thread and Shell dessert knife London 1812 Paul Storr

A George III Thread and Shell pattern dessert knife (usable with Old English Thread and Shell or Fiddle Thread and Shell pattern cutlery). made in London in 1812 by Paul Storr (marked with hallmarks and maker's mark on both the handle and the blade).
Price: £150.00

2 knives available

Fruit knife and fork A fruit knife and fork with green stained handles in a morocco leather case, made in Sheffield circa 1800.
Price: £145.00
 knife rests A pair of knife rests, by Joseph Wilmore Birmingham 1834 (also marked on the ends).
Fruit knife A fruitknife, the case decorated with specimens of different coloured granites, by EB Birmingham 1894 .
Price: £140.00
Pair butter knives A pair of butter knives with mother of pearl handles, by Martin, Hall and Company Sheffield 1859, initialled HDB.
Price: £140.00
Fruit knife A mother-of-pearl handled fruitknife with brightcut blade and shell-capped handle marks worn, probably Sheffield circa 1810.
Price: £125.00

An hourglass variant table knife with W. Peter stamped into the die, Dublin circa 1815 made for Walter Peter .
Price: £120.00

Walter Peter (d. 1845) was a jeweller in Dublin from 1796-1812. He was first recorded in 1794 when he was made a Freeman of the Dublin Goldsmiths Company. He had a shop in Peter Place, Charlemont Street from 1796-1801, and 102 Grafton Street in 1802. He was a Warden of the Dublin Goldsmiths' Company from 1800-1803 and served as Master from 1806 to 1807. In addition to this he was elected to the Common Council of the City of Dublin in 1807, 1813 and 1825. The dies for this flatware appear to be the only ones recorded which include the name of a goldsmith.
2 knives available

Pair knife-rests A pair of knife-rests of customary form, London 1822 and 1824, by W?.
Price: £120.00
Victorian dessert knife London 1849 Francis Higgins Bloodstone handle

A Victorian dessert knife with bloodstone handle, by Francis Higgins London 1849 .
Price: £110.00

2 knives available

 knife A decorated tableknife with pistol-grip handle, by Dru Drury London circa 1770, crested with a demi lion rampant collared .
Price: £110.00
Fruit knife A fruitknife with brightcut edge to blade and brightcut printies probably Sheffield circa 1800.
Price: £110.00
Fruit knife A fruitknife with shaped and engraved m-o-p handle by George Unite, Sheffield (!) 1853.
Price: £110.00
Knife rest A knife-rest with pierced ends, by George Knight London 1824.
Price: £110.00
Dessert eaters A pair of dessert eaters with mother of pearl handles and silver mounts, engraved with the crest of a demi tiger holding an anchor, the fork was assayed by Robert Peppin in London in 1819 and the knife by William Chawner in 1821.
Price: £95.00
(two pairs of dessert eaters from this service are available)
Dessert knife and fork A dessert knife and fork with mother of pearl handles and silver gilt mounts by Robert Peppin London 1823, the knife blade is initialled {CDG}.
Price: £95.00
Fruit knife A folding fruitknife with mother-of-pearl case and engraved border to blade, provincial circa 1790.
Price: £95.00
Cheese knife circa 1970 Linley

An Elizabeth II steel cheese knife with skeletal blade and wooden handle, by David Linley of London circa 1990 .
Price: £85.00

David Armstrong-Jones, styled Viscount Linley 1961-2017 and Earl of Snowdon from 2017, is the nephew of Queen Elizabeth II (daughter of Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon). He founded his own firm around 1985, making bespoke and de-luxe furniture and wooden objets.

Fruitknife A mother-of-pearl handled fruitknife with decorated blade and eye-shaped cartouche provincial, probably Sheffield, circa 1800.
Price: £80.00
Fruit knife A fruitknife cased in mother-of-pearl, by Samuel and William Kirby Sheffield 1830 .
Price: £75.00
Fruit knife A mother-of-pearl cased fruit knife, Sheffield circa 1790.
Fruit knife A mother-of-pearl handled fruitknife by Joseph Taylor, Birmingham circa 1820.
Price: £70.00
Victorian dessert knife Sheffield 1839 Atkin and Oxley 5th Earl of Aldborough

A Victorian silver dessert knife with a silver blade, by Atkin and Oxley Sheffield 1839 (also fully hallmarked on the blade) crested for Mason Gerard Stratford, 5th Earl of Aldborough (1784-1849) .

Mason Gerard Stratford 5th Earl of Aldborough (1784-1849) inherited his title in 1833 (aged 49) and when he died 16 years later left a complicated succession to his title.

In 1804 Mason Gerard had married Cornelia Jane Tandy (d. 1877), daughter of a Dublin shoemaker, in Kirkcudbright and had a number of children with her but on 6th December 1826 he obtained a divorce in England. However on 23rd September 1826 Gerard had already gone through a marriage ceremony at the British embassy in Paris with Mary Arundell.

In 1849 Gerard's first wife (of whom William Creevey wrote that she was "the readiest, quickest person in conversation, I have ever seen, was she quieter she would be more agreeable") opposed the inheritance of the Earldom by the eldest son of Mason Gerard's second marriage. She failed because the Earl, despite divorcing her, claimed never to have been married to her in the first place as he was already married to Miss Maria Teresa Davenport who was still alive when his marriage to Cornelia Jane Tandy took place in 1804. If Miss Maria Teresa Davenport were still alive in 1826 this would make the Earl a potential trigamist.

A plain mother-of-pearl handled fruitknife by Thomas Nowill, Sheffield circa 1800.
Price: £65.00
Quill cutter A quillcutter with mother-of-pearl case, circa 1840.
Price: £60.00
George III small or dessert knife Kings pattern London 1818 1820 Robert Peppin William Eley Fearn

A George III King's pattern child's or small dessert knife (19.7 cm long) made in London in 1820, the handle being marked by Robert Peppin and the blade by William Eley and William Fearn in 1818, initialled {AAC}.
Price: £58.00



A dessert knife with ridged mother-of-pearl handle and silver blade, ferrule and cap, London 1805 by Moses Brent, crested with a boar's head in pale erect.
Price: £58.00  
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Fruit knife A fruit-knife with mother-of-pearl handle with plain handle by Hardy, Bell and Co., Sheffield 1834.
Price: £58.00
Fruit knife A mother-of-pearl handled fruitknife, the case engraved with flowers, the blade brightcut; by Atkins and Oxley, Sheffield 1840 initialled IB, (a.f.).
Price: £55.00
 knife A dessert knife with wrigglework border, by Sydenham Peppin London circa 1800, crested for Fowke .
Price: £45.00
 knife A dessert knife with wrigglework border, by William Abdy London circa 1780, crested for Fowke .
 knife A table knife with wrigglework border, by William Abdy London circa 1780, crested for Fowke .