Antique Letter Opener

Exquisite solid silver game skewer/letter opener London 1788 William Sumner I

Exquisite solid silver game skewer/letter opener London 1788 William Sumner I
Exquisite solid silver game skewer/letter opener London 1788 William Sumner I

Exquisite solid silver game skewer/letter opener London 1788 William Sumner I

Beautiful George III solid silver skewer length 27 cm and weight 59 grams. Very fine condition for age, very straight, no significant damage. Assayed in London in 1788 in the reign of George III with the crowned lion , the letter "n" for 1788 and the prestigious makers mark of the capital letters WS in an oval for the prestigious silversmith William Sumner.

William Sumner I was apprenticed to Thomas Chawner making him part of the famous Chawner company. William Sumner I and Richard Crossley entered their first mark on 1st May 1775 and other marks up until 5/6th April 1782 when they both ented marks of their own. William entering his mark as a plate worker. He is believed to have died 18th March 1807.

A joy to own such a historic piece. The item "Exquisite solid silver game skewer/letter opener London 1788 William Sumner I" is in sale since Thursday, April 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cutlery".

The seller is "luffeman" and is located in Insch. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahrain, Bahamas, Colombia, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar, Uruguay, Viet nam.

  • Product: Game skewer/letter opener
  • Age: Pre-1800
  • Composition: Solid Silver
  • Maker: William Sumner


Exquisite solid silver game skewer/letter opener London 1788 William Sumner I