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Antique Sterling Silver Boxed Dessert 18 X Cutlery Set 1870

Antique Sterling Silver Boxed Dessert 18 X Cutlery Set 1870

Antique Sterling Silver Boxed Dessert 18 X Cutlery Set 1870


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This is a beautiful antique English sterling silver eighteen place setting of dessert knives and forks, with hallmarks for London 1870 and the makers mark of the famous silversmith Hawksworh Eyre.

The blades, forks and handles all have the sterling silver hallmarks for Hawksworth Eyre, 1870, and are in early Kings pattern.

They have fabulous silver handles and are displayed in the original satinwood and royal blue velvet lined box that has a blank brass cartouche ready to be engraved with your initials. The cutlery is displayed in three layers, each of six place settings, in lift out trays.

The set is designed in an elegant and elaborate Kings pattern & comprises:

18 Dessert knives

18 Dessert forks

It is a lovely set which is sure to enhance your dinning experience.


In excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation. This is the complete set and would appear to have rarely been used as it is in really excellent condition.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 9 x Width 34 x Depth 26

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 10 inches

Hawksworth, Eyre & Co
was founded in 1833 by Charles Hawksworth and John Eyre as successors of Blagden, Hodgson & Co. The first mark was registred in 1862. They were manufacturers and silversmith of silver and silver plated objects.

The partnership was dissolved in 1869 and the business was continued by James Kebberling Bembridge, Thomas Hall and George Woofhouse. In the 1870s the firm was converted into a limited liability company under the style Hawksworth, Eyre & Co Ltd. Further marks were registered in 1900 & 1912. The firm went into liquidation in the 1930s.

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.


W34.0 x H9.0 x D26.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture



19th Century




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