A 100 Piece STERLING SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE in KIRK “REPOUSSE”, c. 1924-32
This is a gorgeous, very large, dinner service for 12 in KIRK REPOUSSE. The ornate, raised, and chased floral cutlery pattern was first introduced in 1845, after the tremendous success of the earlier hollowware.
The seven piece place settings include: dinner forks, round blade dinner knives, dinner soups, bouillon spoons, salad/dessert forks, teaspoons and sporks (ice cream spoons).
There are also 16 serving pieces: a carving knife and fork, a sugar shell, a master butter, a gravy ladle, a cold meat fork, a lettuce fork, an asparagus fork, a sardine fork, a tomato slice, a stuffing spoon, a large serving spoon, a berry spoon with a beautiful repousse bowl, a pie lifter and two individual seafood forks that could also be used for serving seafood tidbits or pickles.
George IV Fiddle Shell and Thread Sterling Silver Flatware Dinner Service for 12
This double-struck flatware service in fiddle, shell and thread pattern was variously made by William Eley, William Fearn and William Chawner I & II in London between 1809 and 1832, with the exception of the knives which were made in Sheffield by Aaron Hatfield (registered in Sheffield by 1812 though the assays indicate manufacture post-1840). Both the luncheon and dinner knives have old French blades in stainless steel: no bolsters, expertly replaced and in excellent condition. The knife handles are crested on one side, towards the bases, with a rampant lion.
The 89 piece service consists of twelve, seven-piece place settings: a 9″ tablespoon, 6 7/8″ dessert spoon, 5 1/2″ teaspoon, 8″ dinner fork, 6 1/2 salad/dessert fork, 8 1/2″ luncheon knife, and 10 1/4″ dinner knife, plus five serving pieces: two 12″ serving/stuffing spoons, a 7″ sauce ladle and two 4″ mustard ladles. The services comes in a high-polish mahogany, two-tiered flatware caddy with polished brass fittings. The caddy dimensions are below.