This is a large Georgian-George III early 19th-century (c1800) Sheffield sterling silver & mother of pearl folding knife.
Genuine mother of pearl panels on both sides, with a stylised cartouche.
The hinge is in excellent condition and sturdy, no wobble.
The blade latches on at 90° and then 180° and gives a strong snap when being closed.
The blade has lovely Bright-cut engraved patterns to the top edge. Reeded/fancy bolsters at both ends.
The blade still has a good thickness of silver and heavy gauge - not flimsy. No dents.
Free from inscriptions or monograms.
HALLMARKS: Sheffield, STERLING fineness 92.5%. Maker's mark not struck, this is common for early/pre-1820 George III penknives.
DIMENSION: Length : CLOSED 9cm (3 1/2"). OPEN 16.5cm (6 1/2") approx.
CONDITION: Excellent condition for its age except a split on the mother of pearl panel, on one side only. Excellent working order.
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Oct 4, 2019
Item arrived quickly and is a beautiful antique piece exactly as described and pictured. It will make a wonderful 30th wedding anniversary present for my husband. Thank you