What every home needs is a pair of antique Edwardian grape scissors…in silver. OK so these are a great collectors item, maybe not seen as so practical these days but a standard of silverware and tableware from the turn of the twentieth century. They were, of course, used to snip the stalks of grapes (for the butler’s eyes only presumably) so they’re not sharp and bear more resemblance to pinking sheers than scissors. They are cast in sterling silver with clear hallmarks for Sheffield 1902 by Henry Atkins – one of the better known of English silversmiths.
Having moved from the ostentatious Victorian into the simpler, more elegant Edwardian these have no cherubs, repousse or flounces just a simple geometric ridge on the handles and a sot and ting design around the hinge. Hallmarks, maker’s mark and patent number are clearly evident to the rear. They have a goodly weight to them too making them very good value for money.
Really, the only evidence of age is the hallmark. They are beautifully undamaged barring very close-up surface scuffing – really you have to be close up. No evidence of knocking or tarnish…immaculate
- 6.9 inches/17.2 cm long
- cutting blades 2 inches/5 cm
- widest point 2.25 inches/5.75 cm
Parcel A – £8.50
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