London, South Kensington
13 December 2007
A COMPOSITE GEORGE III SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE
MOSTLY RICHARD CROSSLEY OR GEORGE SMITH & W.M.FEARN, LONDON, 1789
Old English pattern with wriggle-work border: 12 table spoons, table forks, dessert spoons (4 feather-edge) dessert forks, 4 basting spoons, 1 soup ladle, 4 sauce ladles; ALSO 12 table knives & 12 cheese knives with reeded silver handles and modern blades, WA, circa 1820 contained in a later canteen chest on four legs (side handles), keys - Weighable silver 110 ozs.
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