M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
 

  

SET OF 8 GEORGE II SILVER PISTOL-HANDLED DINNER KNIVES

Thomas Swift, London, c1751-1756

 

 

 

 

 Each matching cast silver handle of fluted pistol shape, crested with a stag's head cabossed (Beech, Hunter) (Fairbairn's 122/8);

each with a carbon steel Scimitar II blade, the blades antique carbon steel replacements. See "British Cutlery", p. 104, Pl. 73(a),

for an identical knife, c1740; marks rubbed, crested with a sword piercing a bear's head.

 

Condition : Very good, with usual wear to the silver hafts and blades;

marks rubbed, most maker's marks badly struck, and some completely worn;

carbon steel blades good appropriate older replacements and with appropriate wear and random staining

 

Note : Thomas Swift apprenticed to Thomas Moulden, October 1, 1729, and free January 16, 1744. He registered

his first mark August 1758, and worked until 1777.  Dating on this set is based on the punch shape of the lion passant

used from 1751-56, with shaped base and indentation to the right side at the tail.

 

Provenance : Argentum, San Francisco

 

10.75" Long

 

SOLD

 

 Price: Please Inquire 

  

#6291

 

 

 


 

 

An additional 3 of the same form available :

 

 

SET OF THREE GEORGE II SILVER PISTOL-HANDLED DINNER KNIVES

Marks Rubbed, London, c1730

 

 

 

 

 

Each cast silver handle of fluted pistol shape, crested with a sea-horse in naiant (swimming) ppr. ,

Plate 301-5 (Morgan, Frederick Esq. J.P. of Glengorm Castle, Argyllsh, & Avenue Road Regent’s Park London);

lion passant as the set above, from 1751-56

 

See "British Cutlery", p. 104, Pl. 73(a), for an identical knife, c1740, marks rubbed, crested with a sword piercing a bear's head.

 

Condition : Fair to good, with usual wear to the silver hafts and blades; marks rubbed; one with blade reattached with solder showing;

wear to crests; carbon steel blades antique appropriate older replacements; one blade with two tiny cracks (visible in images)

 

Provenance : Argentum, San Francisco

 

10.5” Long

  

 Price : 150.00 The Three

 

SOLD

 

#6291b

 

 Please Inquire 

 

 

 

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Set of 8 George II Silver Pistol-Handled Dinner Knives, Crested en suite, Thomas Swift, London, 1751-56