Silver Handled Dessert Cutlery Queens Pattern Harrison Fisher 12 pc Antique 1901
A beautiful antique silver handled Queens pattern six place setting dessert cutlery set by Harrison Fisher of Trafalgar works, Trafalgar Lane Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. This is a great looking and very use-able antique set of dessert knives and forks the handles being fully hallmarked HF - Harrison Fisher, Crown for Sheffield, lion passant - 925 silver and the letter i for the year 1901.
The 6 knives and 6 forks have very attractive sterling silver Queens pattern handles, which is similar to the Kings pattern with the shell decoration and acanthus leaves but with addition of flowers around what is sometimes termed the honeysuckle. This pattern is also known as the rosette pattern. The pointed bladed knives have scrolling floriate bright cut decoration on them. The knives are 7 3/4 inches (19.7 cm) long and the back of the blades have stamped marks HF*S A1 EPNS. The three pronged or tined forks are 6 3/4 inches (17.2 cm) long there are no marks on the silver plated stem or neck of the forks. They are a very tactile decorative shape and nicely weighted so sit very nicely in the hand. Together they weigh 364 grammes unpacked.
The company of Harrison Fisher and Co was founded in 1896 by Harrison Fisher and in 1902 he went into partnership with his brother in law Samuel Lawton.
This is a great-looking set of twelve pieces of antique silver handled dessert cutlery, silver handles have some minor polishing wear particularly on some the hallmarks. The silver-plate is in good antique condition with some minor marking and wear to the tips of some blades and tines commensurate with age and use. This quality antique cutlery is ideal for both display and also very suitable for use.