Set of 12 George III Antique Silver Old English Dessert Forks made in 1791

£1,250

A rare set of twelve late 18th century dessert forks in the Old English pattern. They still bear a contemporary family crest of a heron on the reverse (slightly worn) and they are in excellent condition with full and even tines.

Date 1791
Made By George Smith & William Fearn
Location London
Stock Number FA250x9
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FA250x9
Date:
1791
Maker: George Smith & William Fearn
£1,250
Description

A rare set of twelve late 18th century dessert forks in the Old English pattern.

They still bear a contemporary family crest of a heron on the reverse (slightly worn) and they are in excellent condition with full and even tines.

Complete sets of Georgian 18th century dessert forks are rare to find.

Dimensions: length 16.3 cm; weight 15 troy oz.

 

Maker
George Smith & William Fearn

George Smith III and William Fearn became partners in 1786 and remained so until around 1792.

The maker’s initials for William Fearn first appeared around 1772, although he was apprenticed to Thomas Chawner in 1762.

George Smith III and George Smith IV were father and son. It is believed that William Fearn was made bankrupt in 1777.

Later he also worked with William Eley and William Chawner.

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