This exceptional and large antique George IV sterling silver meat skewer/letter opener has a tapered form. The surface of this skewer is embellished with a contemporary bright cut engraved crest of a fox on a naval crown, all below the plain circular ring loop finger piece. The reverse surface is plain and unembellished apart from the featured hallmarks. The initials within the maker's marks, in addition to the standardisation of the surround could pertain to a multitude of antique silversmiths; these silvermsiths include William Eaton, Esterbrook and Eley II.
This impressive skewer is larger example of its type than you would expect to find. The original use of this item was purely as a silver meat skewer. Due to its form, this piece may certainly be used as an effective letter opener. This antique Georgian meat skewer is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.Full hallmarks struck to the reverse surface are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware. Diameter of loop 3cm/1.2. Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977.
In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store. For more details see our About Us.
FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries. The item "Sterling Silver Meat Skewer/Letter Opener Antique George IV" is in sale since Tuesday, January 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver".
The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in Newcastle upon Tyne. This item can be shipped worldwide.