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ANTIQUE SILVER FRUIT SETS

Please view our silver fruit knives, silver fruit knife and fork sets, fruit eaters, and dessert sets. Click on any image to see an enlarged image of the antique silver fruit sets and view the mother of pearl and bone handled silver fruit eaters in more detail. Our antique silver fruit sets are available for online purchase with free insured delivery, as well as being available within our store in the London Silver Vaults. You may also be interested in Antique Silver Fish Sets,

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Antique Victorian sterling silver fruit set for twelve people, having hand-engraved floral decoration on the blades and four-prong forks, and the handles in a very pretty pattern with reeding and bead-work, all fitted into an original wooden presentation box with dark blue velvet interior. Made by Thomas Bradbury and Sons of Sheffield in 1883. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver fruit service are length of knife 21.5 cms (8.5 inches), and the length of the fork 18.5 cms (7.25 inches).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver fruit set for twelve people, having hand-engraved floral decoration on the blades and four-prong forks, and the handles in a very pretty pattern with reeding and bead-work, all fitted into an original wooden presentation box with dark blue velvet interior. Made by Thomas Bradbury and Sons of Sheffield in 1883. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver fruit service are length of knife 21.5 cms (8.5 inches), and the length of the fork 18.5 cms (7.25 inches).

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An Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver and mother-of-pearl handled fruit set for twelve people. Having straight-sided rounded-end blade knives, and four-prong forks, with hand-engraved floral decoration, and reed-work ferrules, all fitted into an original presentation box with dark blue velvet interior. Made by George Hancock of Sheffield in 1908. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver fruit service are length of knife 19 cms (7.5 inches), and the length of the fork 15 cms (6 inches).

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An Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver and mother-of-pearl handled fruit set for twelve people. Having straight-sided rounded-end blade knives, and four-prong forks, with hand-engraved floral decoration, and reed-work ferrules, all fitted into an original presentation box with dark blue velvet interior. Made by George Hancock of Sheffield in 1908. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver fruit service are length of knife 19 cms (7.5 inches), and the length of the fork 15 cms (6 inches).

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   Antique sterling silver and mother-of-pearl handled fruit set for six people. Having engraved tapering bladed knives and three-prong forks, beaded ferrules connecting the mother-of-pearl handles, and fitted into an original oak canteen with maroon velvet interior. Made by George Heath of Sheffield in 1911. Length of knife 19 cms (7.5 inches), length of fork 15 cms (6 inches)

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Antique sterling silver and mother-of-pearl handled fruit set for six people. Having engraved tapering bladed knives and three-prong forks, beaded ferrules connecting the mother-of-pearl handles, and fitted into an original oak canteen with maroon velvet interior. Made by George Heath of Sheffield in 1911. Length of knife 19 cms (7.5 inches), length of fork 15 cms (6 inches)

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An Antique Victorian silver-plated and mother-of-pearl handled fruit set for twelve people, having hand-engraved tapering bladed knives and four-prong forks with floral decoration, with large hand-chased silver ferrules connecting the mother-of-pearl handles, all fitted into their original maroon satin and velvet-lined presentation box. The ferrules are of hallmarked sterling silver and are made by John Sanderson of Sheffield in 1897. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver fruit service are length of knife 21 cms (8.25 inches), and the length of the fork 17.5 cms (7 inches).

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An Antique Victorian silver-plated and mother-of-pearl handled fruit set for twelve people, having hand-engraved tapering bladed knives and four-prong forks with floral decoration, with large hand-chased silver ferrules connecting the mother-of-pearl handles, all fitted into their original maroon satin and velvet-lined presentation box. The ferrules are of hallmarked sterling silver and are made by John Sanderson of Sheffield in 1897. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver fruit service are length of knife 21 cms (8.25 inches), and the length of the fork 17.5 cms (7 inches).

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver and mother-of-pearl handled fruit set for six people. Having engraved tapering bladed knives and three-prong forks, reeded ferrules connecting the mother-of-pearl handles, together with a matching set of six teaspoons and a pair of sugar tongs, all fitted into an original presentation box with blue velvet interior. Made by William Hutton of London in 1907. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver fruit service are length of knife 16 cms (6.3 inches), and the length of the fork 14 cms (5.5 inches).

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver and mother-of-pearl handled fruit set for six people. Having engraved tapering bladed knives and three-prong forks, reeded ferrules connecting the mother-of-pearl handles, together with a matching set of six teaspoons and a pair of sugar tongs, all fitted into an original presentation box with blue velvet interior. Made by William Hutton of London in 1907. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver fruit service are length of knife 16 cms (6.3 inches), and the length of the fork 14 cms (5.5 inches).

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver and mother-of-pearl fruit set for 12 people. Having engraved knife blades and three-prong forks, fluted ferrules connecting the mother-of-pearl handles, and having green velvet storage rolls. Made by Allen and Darwin of Sheffield in 1907. Length of knife 18 cms (7 inches), length of fork 15 cms (6 inches). Please note that this set does NOT include the storage bags as they have been sold.

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver and mother-of-pearl fruit set for 12 people. Having engraved knife blades and three-prong forks, fluted ferrules connecting the mother-of-pearl handles, and having green velvet storage rolls. Made by Allen and Darwin of Sheffield in 1907. Length of knife 18 cms (7 inches), length of fork 15 cms (6 inches). Please note that this set does NOT include the storage bags as they have been sold.

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver and mother-of-pearl handled fruit set for twelve people. Having tapering bladed knives with serrated points and three-prong forks, all fitted into an original presentation box with dark green velvet interior. Made by Henry Atkins of Sheffield in 1910. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver fruit service are length of knife 18 cms (7 inches), and the length of the fork 14.5 cms (5.75 inches). Please note that the brass plaque on top of the box lid is monogrammed.

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver and mother-of-pearl handled fruit set for twelve people. Having tapering bladed knives with serrated points and three-prong forks, all fitted into an original presentation box with dark green velvet interior. Made by Henry Atkins of Sheffield in 1910. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver fruit service are length of knife 18 cms (7 inches), and the length of the fork 14.5 cms (5.75 inches). Please note that the brass plaque on top of the box lid is monogrammed.

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Antique Victorian sterling silver and mother-of-pearl handled fruit set for 12 people. Having plain parallel bladed knives and plain four-prong forks, reeded ferrules connecting the mother-of-pearl handles, and fitted into an original oak canteen with removable top tray and blue velvet interior. Made by Thomas Prime and Sons of Birmingham between 1865 and 1870. Length of knife 20 cms (8 inches), length of fork 17 cms (6.75 inches)

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Antique Victorian sterling silver and mother-of-pearl handled fruit set for 12 people. Having plain parallel bladed knives and plain four-prong forks, reeded ferrules connecting the mother-of-pearl handles, and fitted into an original oak canteen with removable top tray and blue velvet interior. Made by Thomas Prime and Sons of Birmingham between 1865 and 1870. Length of knife 20 cms (8 inches), length of fork 17 cms (6.75 inches)

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Learn more about antique silver FRUIT SETS here.

Antique Silver FRUIT SETS description:

A set of knives and forks designed for eating fruit, often for six people or more and fitted into canteen boxes.

Antique Silver FRUIT SETS history:

The earliest fruit sets are from the latter part of the 18th century, and were often made with stained ivory handles. However these sets in original condition are very rare now. Most Antique sets are Victorian or Edwardian often with mother of pearl handles, or ivory handles. Many sets were made in the 1920s and 30s when they really came back into vogue. They are still being made today.

Antique Silver FRUIT SETS design:

The Georgian sets were characterised by plain designs on the blades and tines, often with green or maroon stained ivory handles. Later Victorian examples were often engraved with floral decoration, with either hand-carved ivory, bone, or mother of pearl handles. Later 20th century versions had plain blades, tines and handles. The blades often had serrated ends or scimitar shapes. Many sets were sold in velvet and satin-lined presentation boxes.

Antique Silver FRUIT SETS collectors note:

Original Georgian sets are now very rare as the ivory handles and ferrules have not stood the test of time very well. The later Victorian sets, made with presentation boxes, and therefore protected, are often in better condition. But again they are becoming rarer because of the fragile nature of the handles. All silver versions, those with silver handles and blades/tines, do command good prices because fewer sets were made. Twentieth century Art Deco examples are quite sort after and often are more expensive than a good Victorian set. Always check to make sure that the handles are not cracked or broken. Inspect the junction between blades/tines and handles to check for gaps, and check ferrules for any damage. Also, make sure that the hallmark is consistant across all the pieces in the set.



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