This is an exceptional Georgian-William IV, early 19th-century Sheffield sterling silver & mother of pearl folding knife.
Genuine mother of pearl panels on both sides, with beautiful carved foliate decorations. A vacant cartouche.
The hinge is firm. The blade latches on at 90° and then 180° and gives a very strong snap when being closed.
The blade still has a good thickness of silver and heavy gauge - not flimsy. No dents.
A large penknife. Free from inscriptions or monograms.
HALLMARKS: Sheffield, STERLING fineness 92.5%. MAKER H&B
DIMENSION: Length : CLOSED 8.9cm (3 1/2"). OPEN 15.8cm (6 1/4") approx.
CONDITION: Excellent condition for its age. No splits to the mother of pearl panels. The streaks on the panels are reflections and natural textures, not cracks. Excellent working order.
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