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    Sale 5364

    Christie's Interiors

    2 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 205

    A LARGE GROUP OF SILVER PISTOL-HANDLED KNIVES

    MOSTLY 18TH CENTURY, VARIOUS MAKERS, SOME IRISH

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    A LARGE GROUP OF SILVER PISTOL-HANDLED KNIVES
    MOSTLY 18TH CENTURY, VARIOUS MAKERS, SOME IRISH
    All re-bladed with modern stainless steel blades, comprising: 29 table knives with faceted pistol handles -- mostly 9¼ in. (23.6 cm.) long, engraved with crest below coronet; 26 cheese knives -- 7½ in. (19.5 cm.) long, similarly engraved, of which 13 are identifiable as Irish with crowned harp to handles, three of which are of a slightly different pattern; also a set of 12 Edwardian pistol-handled fruit forks, mark of Francis Higgins, London, 1907; and a carving knife and two forks


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot inclused two carving knives and a fork, not "a carving knife and two forks" as stated in the catalogue description.