London 1690 Knives and forks with matching silver handles and steel blades and …

London 1690 Knives and forks with matching silver handles and steel blades and tines first appear in the reign of Charles II. These seal-end examples are of the earliest type, characterized by a tapering tubular handle of circular section with a bulge before a flush end. Their handles, unlike later cast and stamped ones, are wrought out of a strip of silver with a single seam running lengthwise and a flat disc soldered to and forming the end. made by an unidentified London small-plate worker,

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