6 silver knives with ivory handles

Feb 16, 2021. 14:19 UTC
6 silver knives with ivory handles
Stephanie
United States of America

Category
Silver cutlery

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Yes
Description

close to 6" each

Provenance

unknown

Answered within 1 day
Feb 17, 18:10 UTC
By Sabrina Vinther

Fair Market Value

$100 - $150 USD

Insurance Value

$250 USD
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It is a beautiful set of 6 fruitknives. Such dessert flatware are being offered at auction on a regular basis.
The knives were probably made around 1890-1920 when this particular style was in fashion. Inparticular the shaped handles are typical of this particular time. The handles look more like mother of pearl than ivory however it may be the photo not making the colour and material clear.
I cannot read the marks but the blades are not silver. The small mount between the blade and the handle may be silver - there is probably a tiny mark somewhere if that is the case. However it is not a lot of silver that has been used and material wise the knives are not that expensive.

The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online silver auction, where I believe the fruitknives has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the lovely fruitknives. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.
Thank you

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