Set of Twelve Pairs of Victorian Antique Silver Thread Pattern Knives made in 1853


A good set of antique silver thread pattern 12 table and 12 dessert knives made in London in 1853 by Francis Higgins of London.

Date 1853
Made By Francis Higgins
Location London
Stock Number FA257x2
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Maker: Francis Higgins

A good set of 12 table and 12 dessert knives made in London in 1853 by Francis Higgins of London.

The knives are in the thread pattern and have been rebladed in the 20th century in a matt finish stainless steel (1913 invention) from the original carbon steel which would have been prone to rust.

The knives are in very good condition for their age with no splitting.

Original full sets of knives in good condition are becoming increasingly difficult to find.

Dimensions, table knives 25.6 cm,  dessert knives 21.9 cm.

Weight, gross filled weight table knives 3 troy oz,  dessert knives 1.8 troy oz.

Francis Higgins

Francis Higgins, London silver makers. Francis Higgins was born in 1818 and died in 1908.

Francis Higgins & Son rose to great prominence in the silver trade for the quality and ingenuity of their work as specialist spoon and fork makers. Reference: Victoria & Albert Museum.

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