Set of 12 Victorian Antique Silver Octagonal Pistol Table Knives made in 1842-53

£1,250

A fine set of 12 pistol handle table knives by the chief goldsmith to Queen Victoria, Robert Garrard of London.

Date 1842 - 1853
Made By Robert Garrard II
Location London
Stock Number FA227x28
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FA227x28
Date:
1842 - 1853
Maker: Robert Garrard II
£1,250
Description

A fine set of 12 pistol handle table knives by the chief goldsmith to Queen Victoria, Robert Garrard of London.

10 are made in 1842 and two in 1853 – they are identical, bearing the same family crest.

The blades are the originals and they are struck Rossi of Norwich (who was the retailer of the knives).

They are excellent quality as one would expect from Robert Garrard.

Carbon steel will always have an amount of discolouration and pitting, but it is cosmetic and will not affect use. Stainless steel was not invented until 1913.

Dimensions: length 26 cm; weight (with blade and loading) 40 troy oz.

Maker
Robert Garrard II

The company that was to become Garrard was founded by George Wickes (1698 – 1761), who entered his mark in Goldsmiths’ Hall in 1722.

Wickes set up business in Threadneedle Street in the City of London in 1722; the company moved to Panton Street off Haymarket in central London in 1735 as a goldsmith and provider of jewellery and other luxury items to aristocratic patrons.

Wickes was an accomplished silversmith known for his work in the rococo style, and gained the patronage of Frederick, Prince of Wales. Two apprentices of Wickes, John Parker and Edward Wakelin, purchased the company following Wickes’ retirement in 1760, replaced by John Wakelin and William Taylor in 1776.

Following the death of William Taylor, Robert Garrard became a partner in the company in 1792. Garrard took sole control of the firm in 1802, with his sons Robert Garrard II, James and Sebastian succeeding him in running the company, trading as R., J., & S. Garrard (or Robert Garrard & Brothers) until James’ retirement in 1835, when the company became R & S Garrard.

The company remained in the hands of the Garrard family until the death of Sebastian Henry Garrard, great-grandson of Robert Garrard senior, in 1946.

The name Garrard & Company Ltd was registered in 1909, and the company moved to new premises in Albemarle Street in central London in 1911.

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