Antique Victorian Silver & Bone Fish Knives & Forks made in 1895


A fine set of antique Victorian silver and bone fish knives and forks in the original fitted oak box.

Date 1895
Made By Joseph Rodgers
Location Sheffield
Stock Number FA213x19
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Maker: Joseph Rodgers

A fine set of antique Victorian silver and bone fish knives and forks in the original fitted oak box.

The fish eaters are beautifully hand engraved to the front and are in good condition.

The handles are made from bovine bone, as it is a natural substance, is often slightly variable in colour.

Dimensions: length (of knives) 20.75 cm, length (of forks) 17.75 cm


Joseph Rodgers

A famous firm of cutlers and silversmiths founded in Sheffield in 1682. It was converted under the style of Joseph Rodgers & Sons Ltd in 1871.

The factory was at 6 Norfolk Street, Sheffield and a showroom at 60 Holborn Viaduct, London. New large works were opened in 1899 at River Lane, Sheffield.

The firm was active also in Sheaf Island Works, in Middlewood Forge and in Pond Hill Works.

George Rodgers was the son of Joseph Rodgers and participated to the partnership Joseph Rodgers & Sons. George Rodgers & Co active at 13 Norfolk Lane, Sheffield in 1852 was possibly linked to him and to Joseph Rodgers’ family.

The firm used the trademark ELITE.

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