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ANTIQUE SILVER GRAPE SCISSORS

View our extensive collection of antique sterling silver grape scissors online including hand engraved sterling silver examples of grape scissors.To see an enlarged picture any pair of silver grape scissors simply click on the image.The Bryan Douglas Antique Silver collection can be seen in the shop based in the London Silver Vaults, as well as being featured online. Any antique silver grape scissors purchased online will include free transit insurance. You may also be interested in Antique Silver Fruit Sets.

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A Sterling Silver pair of grape shears or scissors in the double-struck Albany pattern. Made by George Howson of Sheffield in 1928. The dimensions of this fine hand-made pair of silver grape scissors or shears are length 19 cms (7.5 inches), and they weigh approx. 124g (4 troy ounces).

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A Sterling Silver pair of grape shears or scissors in the double-struck Albany pattern. Made by George Howson of Sheffield in 1928. The dimensions of this fine hand-made pair of silver grape scissors or shears are length 19 cms (7.5 inches), and they weigh approx. 124g (4 troy ounces).

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A Sterling Silver pair of grape shears in the Hanoverian pattern. Made by Charles Boyton & Sons of Sheffield in 1959. The dimensions of this fine hand-made pair of silver grape shears are length 16.5 cms (6.5 inches), and they weigh approx. 106g (3.4 troy ounces).

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A Sterling Silver pair of grape shears in the Hanoverian pattern. Made by Charles Boyton & Sons of Sheffield in 1959. The dimensions of this fine hand-made pair of silver grape shears are length 16.5 cms (6.5 inches), and they weigh approx. 106g (3.4 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver pair of grape shears in a bamboo-style pattern. Made by Henry Atkins of Sheffield in 1896. The dimensions of this fine pair of hand-made grape shears are length 17.5 cms (7 inches), and they weigh approx. 101g (3.3 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver pair of grape shears in a bamboo-style pattern. Made by Henry Atkins of Sheffield in 1896. The dimensions of this fine pair of hand-made grape shears are length 17.5 cms (7 inches), and they weigh approx. 101g (3.3 troy ounces).

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Sterling silver pair of grape shears. Made by Walker and Hall of Sheffield in 1934. Length 19 cms (7.5 inches). Weight approx. 123g (4 troy ounces).

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Sterling silver pair of grape shears. Made by Walker and Hall of Sheffield in 1934. Length 19 cms (7.5 inches). Weight approx. 123g (4 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver pair of grape shears in the Hollow-Ribbed Rattail pattern. Made by Frances Higgins of London in 1901. The dimensions of this fine hand-made pair of grape shears are length 18.5 cms (7.25 inches), and they weigh approx. 109g (3.5 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver pair of grape shears in the Hollow-Ribbed Rattail pattern. Made by Frances Higgins of London in 1901. The dimensions of this fine hand-made pair of grape shears are length 18.5 cms (7.25 inches), and they weigh approx. 109g (3.5 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver pair of grape shears in the Old English Pip pattern. Made by Frances Higgins of London in 1903. The dimensions of this fine hand-made pair of grape shears are length 18 cms (7 inches), and they weigh approx. 120g (3.9 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver pair of grape shears in the Old English Pip pattern. Made by Frances Higgins of London in 1903. The dimensions of this fine hand-made pair of grape shears are length 18 cms (7 inches), and they weigh approx. 120g (3.9 troy ounces).

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   Antique Victorian sterling silver pair of grape shears in the Kings pattern, made by Frances Higgins of London in 1874. Length 19 cms (7.5

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Antique Victorian sterling silver pair of grape shears in the Kings pattern, made by Frances Higgins of London in 1874. Length 19 cms (7.5"). Weight approx. 4 troy ounces.

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   Antique Victorian sterling silver cast floral style grape scissors made in London in 1893. Length 16.5 cms. Weight 3.5 troy ounces.

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Antique Victorian sterling silver cast floral style grape scissors made in London in 1893. Length 16.5 cms. Weight 3.5 troy ounces.

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Antique Victorian, sterling silver, hand-engraved pair of grape scissors, made by Henry Atkin of Sheffield in 1895. Length 14 cms.

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Antique Victorian, sterling silver, hand-engraved pair of grape scissors, made by Henry Atkin of Sheffield in 1895. Length 14 cms.

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Antique Victorian sterling silver pair of Fiddle, Thread and Shell pattern grape scissors made by Elizabeth Eaton of London in 1849. Length 19 cms. Weight approx. 4 troy onces.

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Antique Victorian sterling silver pair of Fiddle, Thread and Shell pattern grape scissors made by Elizabeth Eaton of London in 1849. Length 19 cms. Weight approx. 4 troy onces.

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An Antique Victorian silver-plated grape dish stand with a pair of original grape shears in the Grapevine pattern, with cast vine-leaf tendrils, and a shell-style dish, sitting on three ball feet. All made by William Hutton & Sons of Sheffield in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver plated grape dish stand and scissors are height 27 cms (10.5 inches), width 25.5 cms (10 inches), and length 25.5 cms (10 inches).

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An Antique Victorian silver-plated grape dish stand with a pair of original grape shears in the Grapevine pattern, with cast vine-leaf tendrils, and a shell-style dish, sitting on three ball feet. All made by William Hutton & Sons of Sheffield in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver plated grape dish stand and scissors are height 27 cms (10.5 inches), width 25.5 cms (10 inches), and length 25.5 cms (10 inches).

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Learn more about antique silver GRAPE SCISSORS here.

Antique Silver GRAPE SCISSORS description:

A dining table flatware accessory used to cut the stems of a bunch of grapes. Sometimes part of a set with a grapestand.

Antique Silver GRAPE SCISSORS history:

A 19th century invention, with the earliest examples from the Regency period, although these are very rare now. Made throughtout the Victorian and 20th century periods, and still being made today.

Antique Silver GRAPE SCISSORS design:

The earlier grape shears from the late Georgian period were more like scissors with grape and vine decoration and were often gold-gilt. Later Victorian versions added either single or double rivetted steel cutting edges to the silver blades. Most of the later shears, after the 1850s, also had a flange added to one of the blades so that the chosen bunch of grapes could be passed easily to a serving plate before being severed. The decoration varied from the classical grapevine foliage though to very plain Art Deco versions. Many shears were parts of flatware sets and were made to match the pattern.

Antique Silver GRAPE SCISSORS collectors note:

If the grape shears are cast (which many of the older grapevine pattern ones are) then look closely to make sure there are no cracks. If the blades wobble or are loose then this means that the central retaining screw needs to be tightened or replaced. There should be a silver cap over the screw which is often made of a harder base metal. Both blades should have matching hallmarks in good clear condition.



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