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SET OF 8 GEORGE II SILVER PISTOL-HANDLED DINNER
Thomas Swift, London, c1751-1756
Each matching cast silver handle of fluted pistol
shape, crested with a stag's head cabossed (Beech, Hunter)
each with a carbon steel Scimitar II blade, the blades
antique carbon steel replacements. See "British Cutlery", p. 104, Pl. 73(a),
for an identical knife, c1740; marks rubbed, crested with
a sword piercing a bear's head.
Condition : Very good, with usual wear to the silver
hafts and blades;
marks rubbed, most maker's marks badly struck, and some
carbon steel blades good appropriate older replacements
and with appropriate wear and random staining
Note : Thomas Swift apprenticed
to Thomas Moulden, October 1, 1729, and free January 16, 1744. He registered
his first mark August 1758, and worked
until 1777. Dating on this set is based on the punch shape of the lion
used from 1751-56, with shaped base and indentation to the right
side at the tail.
Provenance : Argentum, San Francisco
Price: Please Inquire
An additional 3 of the same form
SET OF THREE GEORGE II SILVER PISTOL-HANDLED DINNER
Marks Rubbed, London, c1730
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Set of 8 George II Silver Pistol-Handled Dinner Knives, Crested en suite, Thomas Swift, London, 1751-56
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