Beautiful & rare late Victorian sterling silver and mother of pearl magnifying glass and letter opener desk set. Both matching & fully Hallmarked; to the blade of letter opener, the ferrules and end caps as follows:(blade) Makers mark WG over JL for Goldsmith’s & Silversmith’s Co, Regent St, London. (William Gibson & John Laurence Langman). Leopard head for London, Lion passant for sterling silver and date letter (a) circa. (Ferrules/collars and end caps) Crown for Sheffield, Lion passant for sterling silver and date letter(d) circa. Makers mark GH for Harrison Brothers & Howson (George Howson). Measurements are: Letter opener is approximately 20cm x 1.6cm and 42.36grams. The magnifying glass(strong) is approximately 17cm x 1.4cm and 84.49grams. Combined weight of 126.85grams. Stunning Victorian desk set made from sterling silver and mother of pearl in great unpolished as acquired form and very rare to be in this good condition with both intact. The tarnish for me adds to the beauty and if polished would be a shame to loose such a lovely patina which compliments the age of this fabulous antique desk set. A collaboration piece which speaks providence and boasts the hallmarks of a quality item made for the prestigious Goldsmith’s & Silversmith’s London. Truly breathtaking, collectors and enthusiast’s alike will love this item and would also make a fabulous present for someone special or why not spoil yourself with this beautiful and very rare late Victorian desk set. Photos do form the best part of the description and are for your study as to the design and condition may come with signs of wear and tarnish, all commensurate of age but does not detract from the beauty. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver”. The seller is “buyaupt-925″ and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Style: Victorian