Antique Silver Queen’s Pattern Cutlery / Flatware Service made in 1884 with mother of pearl handled knives
An antique silver queen's pattern flatware service for 12, all made in London in 1884 by the Savory Brothers with mother of pearl knives.
|Francois Nicoud, Savory & Sons
An antique silver queen’s pattern flatware service for 12, all made in London in 1884 by the Savory Brothers.
12 table forks
12 dessert spoons
12 dessert forks
To complement the set the Savory Brothers , with their French connections, had 12 mother of pearl table knives and 12 dessert knives made by Francois Nicoud of Paris. The table knives are rebladed from the original carbon steel ,to stainless steel in circa 1920. The dessert knives have French 1st standard, 950 pure, silver blades which are delightfully engraved.
The whole set is in fabulous condition and to get period mother of pearl knives with a complete one date and maker set is most unusual.
Adey Bellamy Savory (member of a family of Huguenot origin) established his business in 1812 at 14 Cornhill, City.
Until 1833, he was variously listed as goldsmith (1812), dealer in foreign coins (1815) and spoons and forks manufacturer (1831).
In 1833, his sons, Joseph Savory (Sr.) and Albert Savory, entered into the business and the firm changed its name to A.B. Savory & Sons. Their silver manufactory (gold and silver, jewellery, electro and Sheffield plate, watches and clocks) was at 5 Finsbury Place, South. Meanwhile, they continued to operate as dealers at various addresses in Cornhill.
In 1866, A.B. Savory & Sons was converted into a limited liability company and changed the name to Goldsmiths’ Alliance Ltd. They operated in the new factory at 18 Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell.
In 1893, the firm went voluntarily out of business and the activity was incorporated by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd.
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