Exceptional and stunning cased Antique English Mother of Pearl Silver Fish Service Set for six made with Mother of Pearl handles that are engraved, silver plate working parts with exquisitely decorated terminals and sterling silver ferrules.
The front of each knife is engraved with a fish, and the fork is engraved with a beautiful decorative design. So rare to find in this exquisite condition, sure to be the star of your most beautiful table. Marked on each piece, the engraved MOP handles have a heraldic symbol of a sun, which stands for glory and splendor, and the fountain of life. On some pieces, the blackened in part is gone, you can rub some black paint over each handle and wipe them off leaving the black in the engraving...I have left this in "as found" condition. It's a stellar find!
The fitted wood case has done it's job of keeping them safe and in excellent condition, it comes complete with the original key. Lined in blue, it has minor wear commensurate with age. Knife:8-3/4" long;Fork: 7-1/2"long. A gorgeous treat for any table setting, and a magnificent gift for a favorite.