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VICTORIAN KING'S PATTERN SILVER SALAD SERVERS

Henry John Lias & Henry John Lias, London, 1850 & 1855

 

Victorian Kings Pattern Silver Salad Servers, Henry John Lias & Henry John Lias, London 1850 

 

Of heavy gauge silver, the spoon and shaped 'runcible fork' double-struck in the King's pattern

with a concave shell to the terminals, a raised anthemion to the shaft, and concave shell to the heels,
each terminal also crested with a boar's head erased (possibly being cut by a knife)

over a contemporary conjoined cypher WMW

 

Victorian Kings Pattern Silver Salad Servers, Henry John Lias & Henry John Lias, London 1850, crest & monogram

 

 

Condition : Excellent with minor expected wear appropriate to age and usage; very crisp marks

 

12" Long / 14.9 oz.

 

PRICE : Please Inquire

 

#7868

 


 

Although the consumption of raw vegetables has been considered beneficial since Greco-Roman times,

this practice was not common among the upper classes in England until the late 18th century.

The influx of émigrés into England after the French Revolution popularized salads in the French manner

and brought about the manufacture of elegant English silver utensils, both for serving and eating.

 

Many consist of a spoon which has been altered in to fork form

These forked spoons are sometimes referred to as a "runcible spoon".

"Runcible" is also used as a nonsense word, introduced in Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussycat" :

 

Owl & Pussycaat. Edward Lear

 

"So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon..."
(Edward Lear, 1871, Illustration L. Leslie Brooke, 1910)

 

 

Victorian Kings Pattern Silver Salad Servers, Henry John Lias & Henry John Lias, London 1850 

 

Victorian Kings Pattern Silver Salad Servers, Henry John Lias & Henry John Lias, London 1850 

 

Victorian Kings Pattern Silver Salad Servers, Henry John Lias & Henry John Lias, London 1850, bowl front   Victorian Kings Pattern Silver Salad Servers, Henry John Lias & Henry John Lias, London 1850, fort front
     
Victorian Kings Pattern Silver Salad Servers, Henry John Lias & Henry John Lias, London 1850, bowl verso   Victorian Kings Pattern Silver Salad Servers, Henry John Lias & Henry John Lias, London 1850, fork verso

 

\Victorian Kings Pattern Silver Salad Servers, Henry John Lias & Henry John Lias, London 1850 

 

Victorian Kings Pattern Silver Salad Servers, Henry John Lias & Henry John Lias, London 1850, maker's marks

 

 


 

 

 

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Victorian Kings Pattern Silver Salad Servers, Henry John Lias & Henry John Lias, London 1850 

 

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