Flatware/Canteens

In Medieval times personal eating implements were highly prized. Knives were displayed on the person in an ornate sheath. Spoons were part of formal dress for all social classes. Guests were expected to bring their own cutlery to a meal.

Before the 18th century the only items of table silver made in any quantity were spoons; plates and knives were set on the table, food was cut with the knife and eaten with one’s personal spoon (or fingers). Silver forks were introduced from France in the mid 17th century but are rare prior to the 18th century. It is unusual to find sets of table silver dating earlier than the late 18th century.

On early examples of table silver when the silver marks were struck on the thin part of the stem they distorted the form of the piece and so the silversmith had to hammer this back into shape. That's why the hallmarks are often squashed and distorted and become more easily rubbed and worn. From c.1780 onwards the Assay Office stamped table silver near the top of the stem as opposed to on the stem just below the bowl, and hallmarks are generally much clearer because there is more space on which to strike them.

Antique Silver Trefid Spoon

8717. Antique Silver Trefid Spoon

Circa 1680

THOMAS ALLEN

Price £450

A good antique sterling silver spoon with a trefid terminal and rat-tail bowl. Dessert size. The spoon has a very attractive hand hammered finish. Weight 36 grams, 1 troy ounces. Length 18.5 cms. Bowl 6x4.75 cms. Circa 1680. The makers mark is clearly for Thomas Allen, a documented spoon maker working during the period 1675-1700 *see note below on “up the handle” marks.
Price £450

A good antique sterling silver spoon with a trefid terminal and rat-tail bowl. Dessert size. The spoon has a very attractive ha...

Antique German Silver Travelling Cutlery Set

8638. Antique German Silver Travelling Cutlery Set

Circa 1700

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A rare set of antique silver folding cutlery – knife, fork and spoon. All expertly made to be as compact as possible so that it all fits inside the original tooled leather carrying case. The knife and fork have steel blades. Each piece has silver hallmarks for Nurnberg circa 1700. Maker Christoph Hieronymous Clauss.
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A rare set of antique silver folding cutlery – knife, fork and spoon. All expertly made to be as compact as possible so that ...

Antique William III Silver Forks

7548. Antique William III Silver Forks

Circa 1700

Price £4,500

A rare set of 12 early silver forks with cannon handles and twin prongs. Each hand engraved with a contemporary crest of a stork. Weight 465 grams, 15 troy ounces. Length 16 cms. Three are stamped with the makers mark of SE in an oval punch. Circa 1700.
Price £4,500

A rare set of 12 early silver forks with cannon handles and twin prongs. Each hand engraved with a contemporary crest of a stor...

Antique George I and II Silver Forks

8715. Antique George I and II Silver Forks

1713 to 1744

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A rare matched set of six Hanoverian pattern three pronged forks. Lovely early English style. Each with a matching hand engraved crest to the reverse. One spoon is by David Willaume I, George I reign and made from Britannia* standard silver. The others are from George II reign and made from sterling silver 925 grade. Total weight 372 grams, 11.9 troy ounces. Length 18.5–19 cms (some variation). Mixed dates 1713-1744. Mixed makers, some unidentified. Table silver of this date was stamped with “up the handle” silver marks which were punched on the thin central part of the handle and it is not unusual that these stamps are distorted or badly struck and difficult to read.
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A rare matched set of six Hanoverian pattern three pronged forks. Lovely early English style. Each with a matching hand engrave...

George II Set of Silver Serving Spoons

7624. George II Set of Silver Serving Spoons

1741 to 1757

Price £975

A composite set of 11 early English sterling silver spoons in the popular Hanover pattern. Lovely plain style. Each with a hand engraved crest of a dog under a tree. Weight 678 grams, 21.8 troy ounces. Length 20 cms approx. Various dates and makers. 4 spoons by Samuel Robey 1741-1746. 3 spoons by Ebenezer Coker 1753-57. 4 spoons are unreadable.
Price £975

A composite set of 11 early English sterling silver spoons in the popular Hanover pattern. Lovely plain style. Each with a hand...

Antique George II Exeter Silver Ladle

8623. Antique George II Exeter Silver Ladle

1744

MICON MELUN

Price £485

A rare piece of antique English provincial silver. A Georgian sterling silver punch ladle with an oval shaped bowl and turned wood handle. Length 34 cms. Bowl 7.7 x 5.8 cms. Stamped inside the bowl with a full set of Exeter hallmarks for 1744. Makers mark stylized “MM” for Micon Melun (see Jacksons, mentioned under Falmouth goldsmiths page 317, Pickford edition).
Price £485

A rare piece of antique English provincial silver. A Georgian sterling silver punch ladle with an oval shaped bowl and turned w...

Antique Silver Serving Slice

8485. Antique Silver Serving Slice

1770

SARAH BUTTALL

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A rare early antique silver serving slice with a graceful scrolled handle. The pierced silver surface is decorated with foliate scrolls and line engraving. Weight 135 grams, 4.3 troy ounces. Length 28.25 cms. Width 10.6 cms. Sterling silver. London 1770. Maker Sarah Buttall.
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A rare early antique silver serving slice with a graceful scrolled handle. The pierced silver surface is decorated with foliate...

George III Silver Spoons by Hester Bateman

8270. George III Silver Spoons by Hester Bateman

1773

HESTER BATEMAN, LONDON (1708-1794)

Price £375

An elegant pair of antique sterling silver serving spoons in the Old English style with a feather edge border. Excellent plain style. Made by the highly sought after Georgian lady silversmith Hester Bateman. Hand engraved at the end of each handle with initials in old fashioned script. Weight 123 grams, 3.9 troy ounces. Length 22 cms. London 1773. Maker Hester Bateman.
Price £375

An elegant pair of antique sterling silver serving spoons in the Old English style with a feather edge border. Excellent plain ...

George III Newcastle Silver Skewer

6108. George III Newcastle Silver Skewer

Circa 1773

JAMES HETHERINGTON

Price £325

An antique provincial silver meat skewer with ring handle, feather edge and attractive engraving to one end. Weight 111 grams, 3.5 troy ounces. Length 34 cms. Newcastle 1773. Maker James Hetherington.
Price £325

An antique provincial silver meat skewer with ring handle, feather edge and attractive engraving to one end. Weight 111 grams, ...

Georgian Silver Basting Spoons

8152. Georgian Silver Basting Spoons

1779

THOMAS WALLIS

Price £325

A pair of antique sterling silver spoons in the traditional old English pattern. Lovely plain styling. Total weight 189 grams, 6 troy ounces. Length 27.5 cms. London 1779. Maker Thomas Wallis II.
Price £325

A pair of antique sterling silver spoons in the traditional old English pattern. Lovely plain styling. Total weight 189 grams, ...

Set of 6 Georgian Silver Dessert Spoons

8566. Set of 6 Georgian Silver Dessert Spoons

1781

GEORGE SMITH III

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A handsome set of antique sterling silver spoons on the popular Old English pattern. Lovely plain style. Each bears the hand engraved crest of a dragon. Weight 228 grams, 7.33 troy ounces. Length 7.5 cms. Bowl 6x3.5 cms. London 1781. Maker George Smith III.
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A handsome set of antique sterling silver spoons on the popular Old English pattern. Lovely plain style. Each bears the hand en...

Georgian Canteen of Silver Cultlery for 6 People

5734. Georgian Canteen of Silver Cultlery for 6 People

1787 to 1827

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A good set of antique sterling silver cutlery in the Old English and thread pattern. 36 pieces including knives (later date). London 1787-1827
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A good set of antique sterling silver cutlery in the Old English and thread pattern. 36 pieces including knives (later date). L...

Antique George III Silver Toddy Ladle

8452. Antique George III Silver Toddy Ladle

1792

Price £195

An antique sterling silver ladle inset with a Georgian silver crown. Elegant slim design with a long, twisted horn handle with a silver tip. The Georgian silver coin has the head of King George on top, and the date 1789 and armorials for England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland on the reverse. Weight 40 grams, 1.2 troy ounces. Length 33.5 cms. Bowl 7 x 5.2 cms. London 1792. Makers marks uncertain. looks like GG overstruck with PB.
Price £195

An antique sterling silver ladle inset with a Georgian silver crown. Elegant slim design with a long, twisted horn handle with ...

Antique Georgian Silver Marrow Scoop

8151. Antique Georgian Silver Marrow Scoop

1795

GEORGE SMITH III & WILLIAM FEARN, LONDON

Price £225

A good antique sterling silver marrow scoop used for scooping marrow out of bones. Double ended. One end has a hand engraved monogram of interlaced initials in old English script. Weight 49 grams, 1.5 troy ounces. Length 20.75 cms. London 1795. Maker Smith & Fearn.
Price £225

A good antique sterling silver marrow scoop used for scooping marrow out of bones. Double ended. One end has a hand engraved mo...

Antique Silver Jockey Cap Caddy Spoon

8663. Antique Silver Jockey Cap Caddy Spoon

1798

SAMUEL PEMBERTON OF BIRMINGHAM

Price £750

A rare and collectable early silver caddy spoon in the form of a jockey cap. It has a ribbed design and a plain centre button with the initial “G” in old fashioned script. Weight 8 grams. Measures 5.5 x 3.8 cms. Birmingham 1798. No maker’s mark* but almost certainly made in Birmingham by Samuel Pemberton. For a similar example see "Caddy Spoons, an Illustrated Guide" by John Norrie, plate 95c.
Price £750

A rare and collectable early silver caddy spoon in the form of a jockey cap. It has a ribbed design and a plain centre button w...

Antique Irish Limerick Spoon

8402. Antique Irish Limerick Spoon

Circa 1800

Price £1,950

A rare Irish provincial sterling silver serving spoon with highly sought after Limerick marks. Excellent plain style with the pointed terminal, typical of the late 18th century. The end is hand engraved with with a crest and the motto “Pro Rege, Lege Grege” (Latin for "For King, Law and People"). Weight 98 grams, 3.1 troy ounces. Length 33 cms. Width 5 cms. Marked on the back of the handle with the makers mark WFG for William Fitzgerald (worked at Mary Street and 15, Patrick Street, Limerick 1794-1824) and “STERLING”.
Price £1,950

A rare Irish provincial sterling silver serving spoon with highly sought after Limerick marks. Excellent plain style with the p...

Pair of Antique Continental Silver Spoons

8411. Pair of Antique Continental Silver Spoons

Circa 1800

Price £395

An excellent quality pair of antique silver spoons with figural ends depicting a classical lady culminating in a twisted handle possibly resembling a mermaids tail. The gilded bowl is attached with a fruit encrusted mount. These delightful spoons are very heavy and have a chunky feel. Weight 179 grams, 5.7 troy ounces. Length 18 cms. Marked on the back of the bowl with a hand mark. Probably German. Circa 1800. Traces of gilding all over.
Price £395

An excellent quality pair of antique silver spoons with figural ends depicting a classical lady culminating in a twisted handle...

Large Antique Continental Silver Spoon

8568. Large Antique Continental Silver Spoon

19th century

Price £375

A giant antique silver serving spoon with a large bowl. Rat tail pattern. Weight 164 grams, 5.2 troy ounces. Length 36 cms. Bowl 13 x 7.7 cms. Marked on the reverse with continental silver marks “A” in a triangle and the silver grade “12”*. Probably German, 18th century.
Price £375

A giant antique silver serving spoon with a large bowl. Rat tail pattern. Weight 164 grams, 5.2 troy ounces. Length 36 cms. Bow...

Georgian Silver Caddy Spoon

8671. Georgian Silver Caddy Spoon

1801

JOSEPH TAYLOR, BIRMINGHAM

Price £475

A rare antique sterling silver caddy spoon in the form of a leaf with a curled handle. Weight 7 grams. Length 7.5 cms. Width 3.25 cms. Birmingham 1801. Maker Joseph Taylor.
Price £475

A rare antique sterling silver caddy spoon in the form of a leaf with a curled handle. Weight 7 grams. Length 7.5 cms. Width 3....

Antique Silver Dessert Forks

7973. Antique Silver Dessert Forks

1802

Price £295

A superb set of 4 antique sterling silver forks in the elegant bead pattern. Excellent plain style. Each piece has a hand engraved crest. Total weight, 4 forks, 152 grams, 4.8 troy ounces. Length 17 cms. London 1802. Maker Ely & Fern.
Price £295

A superb set of 4 antique sterling silver forks in the elegant bead pattern. Excellent plain style. Each piece has a hand engra...

Antique Irish Silver Skewer

7098. Antique Irish Silver Skewer

1806

Price £395

A good quality antique Dublin silver meat skewer with ring handle and hand engraved crest to one end. Weight 81 grams, 2.6 troy ounces. Length 31 cms. Dublin 1806. Maker Arthur Murphy.
Price £395

A good quality antique Dublin silver meat skewer with ring handle and hand engraved crest to one end. Weight 81 grams, 2.6 troy...

Antique Georgian Irish Silver Marrow Scoop

8150. Antique Georgian Irish Silver Marrow Scoop

1807

SAMUEL NEVILLE, DUBLIN

Price £250

A good antique sterling silver marrow scoop used for scooping marrow out of bones. Double ended. Weight 53 grams, 1.7 troy ounces. Length 23 cms. Dublin 1807. Maker Samuel Neville.
Price £250

A good antique sterling silver marrow scoop used for scooping marrow out of bones. Double ended. Weight 53 grams, 1.7 troy ounc...

George III Silver Serving Tongs

6017. George III Silver Serving Tongs

1808

ELEY, FEARN & CHAWNER, LONDON

Price £385

A plain style pair of antique sterling silver asparagus tongs (or chop tongs) with strap work decoration to one side and an engraved crest of a stag to the end. Weight 173 grams, 5.5 troy ounces, Length 22.5 cms. London 1808. Maker Eley Fearn & Chawner.
Price £385

A plain style pair of antique sterling silver asparagus tongs (or chop tongs) with strap work decoration to one side and an eng...

Georgian Silver Apple Corer

6367. Georgian Silver Apple Corer

Circa 1809

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A charming little collectors piece. An antique sterling silver apple corer of simple form. Usually these items unscrew however this has been made in one piece. Weight 20 grams. Length 10.5 cms. London 1809. Thomas Phipps & Edward Robinson.
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A charming little collectors piece. An antique sterling silver apple corer of simple form. Usually these items unscrew however ...

Antique Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 12

8546. Antique Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 12

1809 to 1829

Price £3,750

An excellent set of antique sterling silver cutlery in the Fiddle and Thread pattern. Excellent plain style. No engravings. Total 60 pieces. Weight 3227 grams, 103.7 troy ounces. All Georgian, various dates London 1809-1829. All by maker Thomas Barber except the dessert forks by William Southey. There is a set of 12 plain silver handled dinner and dessert knives, length 24/21.5 cms, which can be purchased separately - Sheffield 1993.
Price £3,750

An excellent set of antique sterling silver cutlery in the Fiddle and Thread pattern. Excellent plain style. No engravings. Tot...

Antique Silver and Ivory Cucumber Slice

4595. Antique Silver and Ivory Cucumber Slice

Circa 1810

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A rare collectors item. An early 19th century silver mounted ivory cucumber slice with a steel cutting blade. Unmarked silver. Initials engraved to the centre of the blade in old fashioned script. Length 24 cms. Width 7.5 cms. English. Circa 1810.
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A rare collectors item. An early 19th century silver mounted ivory cucumber slice with a steel cutting blade. Unmarked silver. ...

Set of Antique Georgian Silver Knives

8596. Set of Antique Georgian Silver Knives

1818

WILLIAM CHAWNER, LONDON

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A good quality set of antique dinner knives with sterling silver handles and stainless steel blades. Good weight and they sit well in the hand. Each bears a hand engraved crest. Used condition. Length 11 cms. London 1818. Maker William Chawner II. All same date and maker.
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A good quality set of antique dinner knives with sterling silver handles and stainless steel blades. Good weight and they sit w...

Georgian Silver Caddy Spoon

7512. Georgian Silver Caddy Spoon

1821

Price £145

An attractive antique sterling silver caddy spoon with a shell bowl and shaped handle. Weight 9 grams. Length 8.5 cms. Birmingham 1821. Maker John Betteridge.
Price £145

An attractive antique sterling silver caddy spoon with a shell bowl and shaped handle. Weight 9 grams. Length 8.5 cms. Birmingh...

Georgian Silver Caddy Spoon

7982. Georgian Silver Caddy Spoon

1825

Price £225

An excellent little antique sterling silver caddy spoon with a square scalloped bowl and spade handle. Very pretty hand engraved leaf design to the bowl and handle. Weight 7 grams. Length 8 cms. Birmingham 1836. Maker James Collins
Price £225

An excellent little antique sterling silver caddy spoon with a square scalloped bowl and spade handle. Very pretty hand engrave...

Antique Silver Skewer

7273. Antique Silver Skewer

1829

JONATHAN HAYNE, LONDON

Price £275

A good quality antique silver meat skewer with ring handle and hand engraved crest to one end. Suitable for use as a paper knife. Weight 96 grams, 3 troy ounces. Length 32.5 cms. London 1829. Maker Jonathan Hayne.
Price £275

A good quality antique silver meat skewer with ring handle and hand engraved crest to one end. Suitable for use as a paper knif...

Antique Exeter Silver Serving Spoons

8229. Antique Exeter Silver Serving Spoons

1831

Price £450

A good set of 5 antique sterling silver serving spoons in the popular fiddle pattern. Weight 340 grams, 11 troy ounces. Length 24 cms. London 1831. Maker George Turner. Exeter silver is particularly sought after as the assay office closed after 1882.
Price £450

A good set of 5 antique sterling silver serving spoons in the popular fiddle pattern. Weight 340 grams, 11 troy ounces. Length...

Antique Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 12

7832. Antique Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 12

1833

WILLIAM CHAWNER, LONDON

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A superb set of antique sterling silver cutlery in the popular Old English pattern. Excellent plain style. Each piece has a hand engraved crest. 60 pieces including ladles and other serving pieces. Weight 3473 grams, 111.6 troy ounces. All pieces are the same date and maker. London 1833. Maker William Chawner.
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A superb set of antique sterling silver cutlery in the popular Old English pattern. Excellent plain style. Each piece has a han...

Georgian Condiment Spoons

8544. Georgian Condiment Spoons

1833

WILLIAM CHAWNER, LONDON

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A set of 4 small antique sterling silver spoons with the matching antique sterling silver mustard spoon. All with a matching hand engraved crest. Weight 69 grams, 2.2 troy ounces. Length 10.5 cms (salt) and 11.1 cms (mustard). London 1833. Maker William Chawner.
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A set of 4 small antique sterling silver spoons with the matching antique sterling silver mustard spoon. All with a matching ha...

Antique Silver Cutlery for 12

8112. Antique Silver Cutlery for 12

1838

Price £2,750

A full set of sterling silver cutlery for 12 people in a good quality pattern with shaped decorative handles. Total 60 pieces. Complete with small ladles and condiment spoons. All pieces with an engraved initial “F” except sauce ladles, condiment spoons and sugar tongs. Weight 3856 grams, 124 troy ounces. All pieces matching London 1838/9, maker Samuel Hayne & Dudley Carter.
Price £2,750

A full set of sterling silver cutlery for 12 people in a good quality pattern with shaped decorative handles. Total 60 pieces. ...

Antique Silver Meat Skewer

8665. Antique Silver Meat Skewer

1839

MARY CHAWNER, LONDON

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A small size antique sterling silver meat skewer with ring handle and shell decoration. Very pretty size. Weight 26 grams, just under 1 troy ounce. Length 17.5 cms. Width 1.5 cms. London 1839. Maker Mary Chawner. Suitable for use as a letter opener.
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A small size antique sterling silver meat skewer with ring handle and shell decoration. Very pretty size. Weight 26 grams, just...

Pair of Antique Silver Basting Spoons

7117. Pair of Antique Silver Basting Spoons

1842

WILLIAM EATON, LONDON

Price £395

A good pair of antique sterling silver spoons, each with an engraved crest. Weight 320 grams, 10.2 troy ounces. Length 31 cms. London 1842. Maker William Eaton.
Price £395

A good pair of antique sterling silver spoons, each with an engraved crest. Weight 320 grams, 10.2 troy ounces. Length 31 cms. ...

Antique Silver Serving Spoons

7970. Antique Silver Serving Spoons

1854

Price £350

A good set of 4 antique sterling silver serving spoons in the popular fiddle and thread pattern. Each has an engraved monogram to the handle. Good weight 345 grams, 11 troy ounces. Length 22 cms. London 1854. Maker John West.
Price £350

A good set of 4 antique sterling silver serving spoons in the popular fiddle and thread pattern. Each has an engraved monogram ...

Victorian Boxed Pair of Silver Grape Shears

4398. Victorian Boxed Pair of Silver Grape Shears

Circa 1854

Price £435

An attractive pair of antique sterling silver grape scissors in the original velvet lined box. Sheffield 1854.
Price £435

An attractive pair of antique sterling silver grape scissors in the original velvet lined box. Sheffield 1854.

Pair of Exeter Silver Sauce Ladles

7113. Pair of Exeter Silver Sauce Ladles

1855

Price £195

English provincial silver. A pair of antique sterling silver ladles. Fiddle thread and shell design. Weight 176 grams, 5.6 troy ounces. Length 18 cms. Exeter 1855. Maker J & J Williams.
Price £195

English provincial silver. A pair of antique sterling silver ladles. Fiddle thread and shell design. Weight 176 grams, 5.6 troy...

Antique Silver Dessert Forks

8573. Antique Silver Dessert Forks

1860

SAMUEL HAYNE & DUDLEY CATER

Price £335

An excellent set of 6 antique sterling silver forks in the elegant fiddle pattern. Excellent plain style. Total weight, 6 forks, 311 grams, 10 troy ounces. Length 17.5 cms. London 1860. Maker Samuel Hayne & Dudley Cater
Price £335

An excellent set of 6 antique sterling silver forks in the elegant fiddle pattern. Excellent plain style. Total weight, 6 forks...

Set of Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 6

8294. Set of Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 6

1862

ELKINGTON

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A set of 6 silver plated knives and forks with pretty engraved blades and real carved mother of pearl handles with decorative silver ferules. With an engraved monogram to each handle. Dessert cutlery. Knife 20.5 cms. Fork 17.5 cms. In solid wood box with key (not original). Maker Elkington & Co. Marked with an Elkington date stamp for 1862.
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A set of 6 silver plated knives and forks with pretty engraved blades and real carved mother of pearl handles with decorative s...

Antique Set of 12 Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery Set

8534. Antique Set of 12 Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery Set

1864

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An excellent quality set of antique sterling silver dessert cutlery having real mother of pearl cutlery handles with shaped ends. The silver is prettily engraved with grapes and vine leaves. Each handle has a monogram in old fashioned script. 12 knives and 12 forks in the original solid wood box with 2 lift out trays. Length of knife 21.5 cms, fork 17 cms. Birmingham 1864. Maker John Gilbert.
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An excellent quality set of antique sterling silver dessert cutlery having real mother of pearl cutlery handles with shaped end...

Antique Silver Tea Spoons

8625. Antique Silver Tea Spoons

1867

THOMAS SMILY

Price £195

A useful set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the popular Kings pattern. Good weight. Each piece has a hand engraved crest. Total weight 228 grams, 7.3 troy ounces. Length 14.5 cms. London 1867. Maker Thomas Smily.
Price £195

A useful set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the popular Kings pattern. Good weight. Each piece has a hand engraved cres...

Victorian Silver Dessert Spoons

7858. Victorian Silver Dessert Spoons

1873

HENRY JOHN LIAS

Price £550

A set of 12 antique sterling silver spoons in the popular fiddle pattern. Good plain style. Each with an engraved monogram in cursive script. Weight 497 grams, 15.9 troy ounces. Length 17 cms. London 1873. Maker Henry & Henry Lias.
Price £550

A set of 12 antique sterling silver spoons in the popular fiddle pattern. Good plain style. Each with an engraved monogram in c...

Antique Silver Serving Spoons

7971. Antique Silver Serving Spoons

1878

HENRY HOLLAND, LONDON

Price £475

A superb set of 12 antique sterling silver spoons in the elegant bead pattern. Excellent plain style. Each piece has a hand engraved crest. Total weight, 6 spoons, 435 grams, 13.9 troy ounces. Length 22.5 cms. London 1878. Maker Henry Holland. Another 5 matching spoons available at additional cost.
Price £475

A superb set of 12 antique sterling silver spoons in the elegant bead pattern. Excellent plain style. Each piece has a hand eng...

Pair of Antique Silver Basting Spoons

7900. Pair of Antique Silver Basting Spoons

1878

HENRY HOLLAND, LONDON

Price £395

A good pair of antique sterling silver spoons, each with an engraved crest. Bead pattern. Weight 301 grams, 9.6 troy ounces. Length 30 cms. London 1878. Maker Henry Holland.
Price £395

A good pair of antique sterling silver spoons, each with an engraved crest. Bead pattern. Weight 301 grams, 9.6 troy ounces. Le...

Antique Silver Tea Spoons

8633. Antique Silver Tea Spoons

Circa 1882

HENRY JOHN AND JAMES WAKELY Also known as LIAS & WAKELY

Price £125

A good matched set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the attractive feather edge pattern. Gilt bowls. Total weight 96 grams, 3 troy ounces. Average length 12.6 cms. 3 spoons London 1882, maker Henry John Lias & James Wakely. The other 3 spoons have the lion mark only, minor difference in size.
Price £125

A good matched set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the attractive feather edge pattern. Gilt bowls. Total weight 96 gram...

Set of 3 Antique Silver Plate and Ivory Serving Cutlery

5342. Set of 3 Antique Silver Plate and Ivory Serving Cutlery

Circa 1890

WALKER & HALL

Price £295

An unusual pair of antique silver plated fish servers and matching knife all having pretty engraving to the blades. The ivory handles are carved with African figures. Length of fish knife 25 cms, fish fork 21 cms, knife 19 cms. Circa 1890. Maker Walker and Hall.
Price £295

An unusual pair of antique silver plated fish servers and matching knife all having pretty engraving to the blades. The ivory h...

Victorian Boxed Serving Set in Silver Plate

7171. Victorian Boxed Serving Set in Silver Plate

Circa 1890

Price £175

An excellent quality pair of silver plated serving spoons with matching grape shears and pair of nutcrackers. Very fine engraved decoration with flowers and scrolls. The spoons have traces of gilding. Spoons 23.5 cms. Grape scissors 18 cms. Nutcrackers 12.5 cms. Marked on the back of the spoons with a silver plate mark. Circa 1890.
Price £175

An excellent quality pair of silver plated serving spoons with matching grape shears and pair of nutcrackers. Very fine engrave...

Victorian Silver Novelty Sugar Nips

7501. Victorian Silver Novelty Sugar Nips

1890

Price £195

A charming pair of antique sterling silver tongs formed as a man, probably harlequin, holding a pair of bats with lions masks. Weight 24 grams. Length 10 cms. Width 4.5 cms. Marked on the edge of the tongs for London 1890.
Price £195

A charming pair of antique sterling silver tongs formed as a man, probably harlequin, holding a pair of bats with lions masks. ...

Victorian Silver Trowel for Palmeira House in Hove

7083. Victorian Silver Trowel for Palmeira House in Hove

1893

GEORGE UNITE

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An excellent quality antique sterling silver presentation trowel with an inscription to one side and a finely engraved image of Palmeira House (see detailed description) to the other. Would make an ideal cake slice. Length 34 cms. Width 10.5 cms. London 1893. Maker George Unite.
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An excellent quality antique sterling silver presentation trowel with an inscription to one side and a finely engraved image of...

Antique Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery

7827. Antique Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery

1896

HARRISON BROTHERS & HOWSON (HENRY HARRISON)

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An antique set of sterling silver and real mother of pearl cutlery set with plain blades, ribbed ferules and simple hand carved handles. 6 knives and 6 forks. No box. Dessert cutlery. Length of knife 18.25 cms, fork 15 cms. Sheffield 1896. Maker Harrison Brothers and Howson.
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An antique set of sterling silver and real mother of pearl cutlery set with plain blades, ribbed ferules and simple hand carved...

Canteen of Silver Cutlery for 6

7556. Canteen of Silver Cutlery for 6

1896 to 1926

GOLDSMITHS AND SILVERSMITHS COMPANY LTD.

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An extensive set of antique sterling silver cutlery for 6 people. 54 pieces. Very elegant Albany pattern. Together with 2 sets of matching sterling silver handled knives with stainless blades. Weight excluding the 12 stainless bladed knives 2507 grams, 80.6 troy ounces. Mixed dates 1896 – 1926. Makers Francis Higgin & Son, Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Ltd and Maxfield & Sons. There are further pieces available to build this to a set for 12 people excepting the knives and dessert spoons.
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An extensive set of antique sterling silver cutlery for 6 people. 54 pieces. Very elegant Albany pattern. Together with 2 sets ...

Victorian Boxed Dessert Cutlery Set

8528. Victorian Boxed Dessert Cutlery Set

Circa 1897

HARRISON BROTHERS & HOWSON (HENRY HARRISON)

Price £750

A stunning set of gilt metal cutlery consisting of 16 knives, 16 forks and 8 serving spoons. The cast handles are very ornate and have grape and vine leaf decoration. All in the original mahogany veneer box with 2 pull out trays and brass fittings. Length of knife 22 cms, fork 18 cms, spoon 20 cms. Maker Harrison Brothers and Howson. Circa 1897.
Price £750

A stunning set of gilt metal cutlery consisting of 16 knives, 16 forks and 8 serving spoons. The cast handles are very ornate a...

Antique Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 12

8460. Antique Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 12

Circa 1900

ALLEN & DARWIN

Price £325

A pretty set of dessert cutlery. 12 knives and 12 forks with decorative engraved blades, long reeded ferules and real mother of pearl handles. In the original wood box with blue velvet lining. Knife 19 cms. Fork 16 cms. Silver plated. Circa 1900. Maker CJ Allen & S Darwin, Sheffield, UK.
Price £325

A pretty set of dessert cutlery. 12 knives and 12 forks with decorative engraved blades, long reeded ferules and real mother of...

Set of Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Fish Cutlery for 6

8278 . Set of Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Fish Cutlery for 6

Circa 1900

JAMES DEAKIN & SON

Price £195

A set of 6 silver plated knives and forks with pretty engraved blades and real carved mother of pearl handles with decorative ferules. Knife 19.5 cms. Fork 17.5 cms. In the original box with key. Made in Sheffield UK. Maker James Deakin and Sons. Circa 1900.
Price £195

A set of 6 silver plated knives and forks with pretty engraved blades and real carved mother of pearl handles with decorative f...

Antique Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 12

8541. Antique Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 12

Circa 1900

ELKINGTON

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A pretty set of dessert cutlery. 12 knives and 12 forks with decorative engraved blades, long decorative ferules and real mother of pearl handles. In the original wood box with red velvet lining. Knife 19.5 cms. Fork 16 cms. Silver plated. Circa 1900. Maker Elkington & Co, UK. Circa 1900.
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A pretty set of dessert cutlery. 12 knives and 12 forks with decorative engraved blades, long decorative ferules and real mothe...

Antique Silver Grape Scissors

8057. Antique Silver Grape Scissors

1900

HILLIARD & THOMASON OF BIRMINGHAM

Price £495

An unusual pair of antique sterling silver scissors with the end of one blade formed into a hook. A multi-purpose design of grape shears that not only cuts the bunch of grapes but also lets you select the stem you want to cut. Very pretty with crisp leaf and scroll decoration. Weight 52 grams, 1.6 troy ounces. Length 15 cms. Spread across handles 5.5 cms. Stamped on each handle for Birmingham 1900. Maker Hilliard & Thomason.
Price £495

An unusual pair of antique sterling silver scissors with the end of one blade formed into a hook. A multi-purpose design of gra...

Antique Set of 12 Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery Set

4710. Antique Set of 12 Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery Set

Circa 1900

THOMAS LEVESLEY

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An antique set of sterling silver and real mother of pearl cutlery set with plain blades and ribbed ferrels. 12 knives and 12 forks in the original solid wood box. Dessert cutlery. Length of knife 20.5 cms, fork 15 cms. Sheffield 1900. Maker Levesley Brothers.
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An antique set of sterling silver and real mother of pearl cutlery set with plain blades and ribbed ferrels. 12 knives and 12 f...

Antique Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 12

8325. Antique Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 12

Circa 1900

Price £325

A very pretty set of 12 knives and 12 forks with decorative engraved blades, long ornate ferules and real mother of pearl handles. In the original wood box with blue velvet lining. Dessert cutlery. Knife 19.5 cms. Fork 17 cms. Silver plated. Circa 1900. Maker Harrison Fisher & Sons, Sheffield.
Price £325

A very pretty set of 12 knives and 12 forks with decorative engraved blades, long ornate ferules and real mother of pearl handl...

Antique Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 12

8459. Antique Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 12

1900

Price £325

A pretty set of dessert cutlery. 12 knives and 12 forks with decorative engraved blades, long reeded ferules and real mother of pearl handles. In the original wood box with red velvet lining. Knife 19 cms. Fork 16 cms. Silver plated. Circa 1900. Made in Sheffield, UK.
Price £325

A pretty set of dessert cutlery. 12 knives and 12 forks with decorative engraved blades, long reeded ferules and real mother of...

Antique Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 12

8514. Antique Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 12

Circa 1900

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A pretty set of dessert cutlery. 12 knives and 12 forks with decorative engraved blades, long reeded ferules and real mother of pearl handles. In the original wood box with blue velvet lining (with original key). Knife 17.5 cms. Fork 15.5 cms. Silver plated. Circa 1900. Maker R & W Sorley, Sheffield, UK.
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A pretty set of dessert cutlery. 12 knives and 12 forks with decorative engraved blades, long reeded ferules and real mother of...

Antique Silver Serving Spoons

7969. Antique Silver Serving Spoons

1901

HENRY HOLLAND (OF HOLLAND, ALDWINCKLE & SLATER)

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A handsome set of three antique sterling silver spoons in the popular Kings pattern. Good weight and definition. Weight 308 grams, 9.9 troy ounces. Length 22.5 cms. London 1901. Maker Holland, Aldwinckle and Slater.
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A handsome set of three antique sterling silver spoons in the popular Kings pattern. Good weight and definition. Weight 308 gra...

Victorian Silver Fish Servers

7308. Victorian Silver Fish Servers

1901 to 1902

WILLIAM HUTTON, SHEFFIELD & BIRMINGHAM

Price £450

A very attractive antique sterling silver fish knife and fork with pierced silver blades and pretty engraved decoration, all in the original presentation box. The handles have shaped silver ferules and silver pistol grip ends. Length knife 33.3 cms, fork 26 cms. Silver blades London 1902, silver on handles Sheffield 1901. Maker William Hutton & Sons. Retailed by Asprey & Co.
Price £450

A very attractive antique sterling silver fish knife and fork with pierced silver blades and pretty engraved decoration, all in...

Canteen of Silver Cutlery for 6

8065. Canteen of Silver Cutlery for 6

1903 to 1931

Price £1,150

A good quality set of antique sterling silver cutlery for 6 people. 30 pieces. Very elegant Albany pattern. Weight 1425 grams, 45.8 troy ounces. Mixed dates Sheffield 1903 – 1931. Mixed makers.
Price £1,150

A good quality set of antique sterling silver cutlery for 6 people. 30 pieces. Very elegant Albany pattern. Weight 1425 grams, ...

Antique Set of 12 Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery Set

7232. Antique Set of 12 Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery Set

1904

Price £850

An antique set of sterling silver and real mother of pearl cutlery set with engraved blades and ribbed ferrels. 12 knives and 12 forks in the original solid wood box. Dessert cutlery. Length of knife 19 cms, fork 16 cms. Sheffield 1904.
Price £850

An antique set of sterling silver and real mother of pearl cutlery set with engraved blades and ribbed ferrels. 12 knives and 1...

Antique Silver Tea Spoons

8632. Antique Silver Tea Spoons

1906

COOPER BROTHERS

Price £145

A good set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the attractive feather edge pattern. Total weight 104 grams, 3.3 troy ounces. Length 12.6 cms. Sheffield 1906. Maker Cooper Brothers & Sons Ltd.
Price £145

A good set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the attractive feather edge pattern. Total weight 104 grams, 3.3 troy ounces....

Antique Silver Coffee Spoons

8540. Antique Silver Coffee Spoons

1906

GOLDSMITHS AND SILVERSMITHS COMPANY LTD.

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A useful set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the popular Kings pattern. Good weight. Each piece has a hand engraved crest. Total weight 150 grams, 4.8 troy ounces. Length 12 cms. London 1906. Maker Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Ltd.
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A useful set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the popular Kings pattern. Good weight. Each piece has a hand engraved cres...

Antique Silver Harlequin Sugar Nips

8558. Antique Silver Harlequin Sugar Nips

1906

Price £195

A decorative pair of antique sterling silver sugar tongs in the form of Harlequin suspended from two coiled snakes which form the sugar nip handles. Weight 45 grams, 1.5 troy ounces. Length 11 cms. Spread across handles 5 cms. Marked on the handle for London 1906. Maker Maurice Freeman.
Price £195

A decorative pair of antique sterling silver sugar tongs in the form of Harlequin suspended from two coiled snakes which form t...

Antique Set of Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 18

7523. Antique Set of Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 18

1907

COOPER BROTHERS

Price £1,650

An elegant set of 18 knives and 18 forks with pretty flower engraved blades, ribbed ferules and hand carved mother of pearl handles. Dessert cutlery. Knife 19.5 cms. Fork 16.5 cms. In the original mahogany box. Sheffield 1907. Maker Cooper Brothers.
Price £1,650

An elegant set of 18 knives and 18 forks with pretty flower engraved blades, ribbed ferules and hand carved mother of pearl han...

Antique Silver Plated Monkey Nutcracker by Asprey

8552. Antique Silver Plated Monkey Nutcracker by Asprey

Circa 1910

ASPREY

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An unusual antique silver plated nutcrackers with a finely modelled head of a monkey at the top. To use - simply place the nut inside the monkey’s jaw and squeeze the handgrip. Stamped Asprey, registered design number 680619. English, circa 1910.
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An unusual antique silver plated nutcrackers with a finely modelled head of a monkey at the top. To use - simply place the nut ...

Antique Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 12

8579. Antique Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 12

1910 to 1916

MAPPIN & WEBB

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An excellent set of antique sterling silver cutlery in the popular Kings pattern. Each piece has an engraved initial ”C”. Total 84 pieces including 2 sets of silver handled knives. Weight 4049 grams, 130 troy ounces (excluding the knives). Sheffield 1910-16 except the knives and 3 dessert spoons and 3 tea spoons which are 1960s. All flatware by maker Mappin & Webb. Knives by maker E Viner.
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An excellent set of antique sterling silver cutlery in the popular Kings pattern. Each piece has an engraved initial ”C”. T...

Antique Silver Grape Scissors in a Box

7080. Antique Silver Grape Scissors in a Box

Circa 1912

WAKELEY & WHEELER, LONDON

Price £365

An elegant pair of sterling silver grape shears in the original velvet lined box. Very smart plain design. Weight 77 grams, 2.4 troy ounces. Length 7 cms. London 1912. Maker Wakeley & Wheeler.
Price £365

An elegant pair of sterling silver grape shears in the original velvet lined box. Very smart plain design. Weight 77 grams, 2.4...

Silver Canteen of Cutlery in a Box

7717. Silver Canteen of Cutlery in a Box

1913 to 1924

Price £4,950

An outstanding item. A comprehensive set of sterling silver cutlery for 12 people in an attractive plain style with scalloped ends. Total 109 silver pieces plus a set of 12 dinner and dessert knives. Each piece (excluding knives and fish cutlery) has an engraved crest and motto “Nil Sine Labore”. All in a marvellous fitted wooden box in the form of a miniature bureau with inlays and serpentine front. Weight excluding knives and fish cutlery 4368 grams, 140.4 troy ounces. Most of the silver pieces are Sheffield 1913-1924, maker Henry Atkins.
Price £4,950

An outstanding item. A comprehensive set of sterling silver cutlery for 12 people in an attractive plain style with scalloped e...

Antique Dutch Silver Cutlery

8100. Antique Dutch Silver Cutlery

1922

VAN KEMPEN

Price £1,850

An elegant set of plain styled antique sterling silver flatware for 12 people. In the original presentation boxes. Total 48 pieces. Lovely plain style. All with a decorative monogram engraved to the back of the handle. Weight 2702 grams, 86.88 troy ounces. All with Dutch silver marks, silver grade 833, date letter 1922. Made by Van Kempen at Voorschoten
Price £1,850

An elegant set of plain styled antique sterling silver flatware for 12 people. In the original presentation boxes. Total 48 pie...

Art Deco Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 12

8655. Art Deco Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 12

1938

WILLIAM HUTTON, SHEFFIELD & BIRMINGHAM

Price £3,950

A comprehensive set of sterling silver cutlery in a stylish walnut wood veneer box. 12 place settings. 73 pieces in a stylish geometric pattern. Weight, excluding the 24 knives, 4877 grams, 156.8 troy ounces. Sheffield 1938 and 1941. Maker William Hutton and Sons, Sheffield. With a later set of matching silver handled dinner and dessert knives, Sheffield 1962, by John Turton.
Price £3,950

A comprehensive set of sterling silver cutlery in a stylish walnut wood veneer box. 12 place settings. 73 pieces in a stylish g...

Vintage Silver Knives – shell and thread pattern

8642. Vintage Silver Knives – shell and thread pattern

1967 to 1969

COOPER BROTHERS

Price £750

A good set of silver handled knives with stainless steel blades. 8 dinner knives and 8 dessert knives in the popular reed and shell pattern. The silver handles are unfilled, weight (including steel blade) of each 61 /49 grams. Length 24 cms, 21.5 cms. Sheffield 1967-1969. Maker Cooper Brothers, of Sheffield.
Price £750

A good set of silver handled knives with stainless steel blades. 8 dinner knives and 8 dessert knives in the popular reed and s...

Vintage Silver Knives

8643. Vintage Silver Knives

1973

Price £395

A good set of 8 silver handled dinner knives with stainless steel blades. Smart plain styled handles. The silver handles are unfilled, weight (including steel blade) of each 59 grams. Length 24 cms cms. Sheffield 1973 and 1976. Maker Nat Leslie Ltd.
Price £395

A good set of 8 silver handled dinner knives with stainless steel blades. Smart plain styled handles. The silver handles are un...

Silver Canteen of Cutlery in a Box

8735. Silver Canteen of Cutlery in a Box

1975 to 1976

JAMES DIXON & SONS OF SHEFFIELD

Price £3,950

A comprehensive set of sterling silver cutlery for 12 people in the elegant feather edge pattern. Total 129 pieces. All in a fitted wooden box. No crests or initials. Weight excluding knives and carving pieces 5503 grams, 166.9 troy ounces. All matching Sheffield 1975/76. Maker James Dixon & Sons.
Price £3,950

A comprehensive set of sterling silver cutlery for 12 people in the elegant feather edge pattern. Total 129 pieces. All in a fi...

Vintage Silver Cutlery for 6

8076. Vintage Silver Cutlery for 6

1978

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A full set of sterling silver cutlery for 6 people in popular rattail pattern. Good plain design. Total 44 pieces. Complete with 2 sets of matching knives with stainless steel blades. Weight excluding knives 1756 grams, 56.4 troy ounces. All pieces matching Sheffield 1978, maker William Yates Ltd.
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A full set of sterling silver cutlery for 6 people in popular rattail pattern. Good plain design. Total 44 pieces. Complete wit...

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