M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
A RARE "STRAIGHT" SET :
GEORGE II SILVER 24-PIECE DESSERT SERVICE
Dru Drury, London, c1720
Consisting of 12 silver 2-tine dessert 2-tine forks,
and 12 dessert knives having scimitar II blades,
(the blades unmarked but apparently silver)
all with cast flat-sided pistol handles,
the terminal butts decorated with a short acanthus scroll
Marks : Mostly rubbed but showing visibly on some a DD,
(Dru Drury, Grimwade #455, registered 8/8/1720),
and a lion passant in an oval punch, as indicated for 1720-21
Note : At this time spoons would have been made separately by a spoonmaker,
and knives and forks as these by a haft-maker.
Dru Drury was a specialist maker of fine quality knife-hafts and hilts,
as was his son Dru Drury II.
Condition : Excellent, particularly for age and usage;
some small dents, but lacking the usual splits.
As with all early sets, not all pieces of a cutlery set are marked with the maker's mark.
6.25" Long, the Forks / 7.75" Long, the Knives
41.2 oz. Total
Left Showing DD in an Oval, registered 1720 / Right Showing the Lion Passant in an oval punch
Also See :
Fine Set of 18 Early Victorian Silver-Gilt & Bloodstone Dessert (Fruit & Cheese Knives)
George Adams of Chawner & Co, 1841 (17 / John & Henry Lias, 1847 (1), London
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George II Silver Straight 24-Piece Dessert Set - Pistol-Handled Knives & Forks, Drury, c1720
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