Harrison Bros and Howson Silver Plate Fish Knife Fork Patent MOP Handles
A very unusual antique silver plated patent inset mother of pearl handled fish knife and fork made by Harrison Brothers & Howson of Norfolk Street, Sheffield, England (1862 - 1919) who made cutlery, also Britannia metal and electro-plated goods.
The four tined fork is of cast steel and both the knife and fork have ornate silver plated metal handles inset on the top and bottom with a flat section of mother of pearl. There are ornate silver coloured ferrules to each with a slightly different pattern.
The floriate engraved blade of the knife is marked with faux type hallmarks with the letters SLASH. This was a trade name used by Harrison brothers. See page 98 of TRADEMARKS ON BASE-METAL TABLEWARE - Late 18th century to circa 1900 (including marks on Britannia metal, iron, steel, copper alloys and silver-plated goods) by EILEEN WOODHEAD
This is a great-looking and interesting pair of antique silver plated cutlery, in very good antique condition with some minor wear to the plate. Ideal for display and use or for a collector of unusual flatware.
Please see our other antique silver plated items for the table also listed for sale, including tureens and entree dishes.