This is a superb large Georgian, 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.
Nice bright-cut engraved decoration to the top edge of the blade.
Firm hinge+spring, 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. One side engraved 'R.HARRIS'
HALLMARKS: Sheffield, STERLING fineness 92.5%. MAKER Joseph Law, John Oxley & Henry Atkin
DIMENSION: Length : CLOSED 8.9cm (3 1/2"). OPEN 16cm (6 1/4") approx.
CONDITION: Excellent condition for its age. Tiny dents to the blade edge near to the tip. 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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