This is an exceptional Edwardian and beautiful service for 12 of stunning knives and forks with mother of pearl handles. The set was made in one of the biggest cutlery firm in Sheffield, England - Harrison Brothers & Howson.The bands of the knives and the forks are sterling silver and are marked "Sterling". The blades of the knives have a rounded form and the forks each have four tines/prongs. The blades of the knives and the forks are. The knives are marked with.
Harrison Brothers & Howson marked at one side and "Made in England" at the other. Marked with "Made in England". The anterior surface of each knife is embellished with finely engraved decoration. On the other side the knives are hallmarked with H&LG. These pieces are in excellent condition for their age, only slight signs of use in the way of surface scratches.
Please have in mind that the defects looks bigger when we used the magnifying camera lenses. The handles are glossy and were well taken care of over the years, no chips or damage. Included is the original case.
The knives are 7 1/2" long, the forks are 6 1/2" long. The set is in good condition without bend ends.It could have some scratches that are consistent with normal use. Please be aware that closeups exaggerate & amplify imperfections. The set is in a wooden box with royal blue padding inside. The box is in very good antique condition with almost no wear. Actual color may differ from the photo due to lighting conditions.
Harrison Brothers & Howson, Sheffield was one of the biggest cutlery firms in Sheffield by 1900. It originated with George Howson, who was probably apprenticed as a cutler in 1803, and later became a merchant's clerk (and apparently partner) at Thomas Sansom & Sons. He died in Norfolk Street on 9 December 1847, aged 59, but his son William Howson took over his father's interests. Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favourites list.The item "Harrison Brothers Howson Sheffield Sterling Mother Pearl Silver EPNS Flatware" is in sale since Monday, March 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "retro_saloon23" and is located in Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.