Exceptional English Victorian Sterling Silver Cake Trowel / Server
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Exceptional English Victorian Sterling Silver Cake Trowel / Server:
LARGE AND EXCEPTIONAL ENGLISH VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER CAKE TROWEL, LONDON 1871.
I am quite pleased to offer this beautiful heavy weight Victorian sterling silver cake trowel made by John, Edward, Walter and JohnBarnard (Barnard and Sons)at their London firm in 1871. The has extensive chasing on the top side and beautiful scroll work wherethe the handle is attachment. The handle is the original “Ox Bone” of the period (See photos of the handle). This piece is also ideal for serving pastries or party sandwiches.
This fine piece of English silver is approximately 12.5 inches in length and 4.25 inches at its widest point. Trowel blade section is 7.75 inches in length and 4.25 inches at its widest point. The “Ox Bone” handle is approximately 4 inches in length and 1.25 inches in diameter.
Made of heavy gauge sterling, it weighs approximately 288 grams including the “Ox Bone” handle.
The piece is fully hallmarked as shown in the photo. Hallmarks are located on the back side of the trowel blade and are: lion head for London, date letter “q” for 1871, maker’s mark for John, Edward, Walter and John Banard, lion passant for sterling and Victoria’s head duty mark.
Condition: The piece is in good condition with the normal light surface scratches and very minor bumps consistent with the age of the piece. There are no monograms or crest on the piece. No evidence of crest or monogram removals in the past. No evidence of repairs and there are no pin holes or splits. Again, the overall condition is very good. The handle has no evidence of splits or repairs.
This piece of Victorian silver would be a unique addition to any collection.
Please feel free to contact me if you should have any questions or require additional photos. I make great effort to accurately describe each item listed. Returns are accepted, if either condition, country of origin or dating is significantly incorrect. Please study the photos which show the hallmarks as described.
Return Policy: Remember, the item is an antique. Hence, it will have an expected amount of wear from normal use. I described the condition honestly and as well as I can in detail. Again, if you have questions or would like more photos, ask before offerding. As such, returning an item because I failed to mention the tiniest bit of wear, or barely discernible flaw is not acceptable. Nor do I accept returns based on buyer's remorse. Nor change of taste, or because a buyer did not realize how “big” or "small" the stated dimension really is.
By placing a offer, buyers outside of the U.S.acknowledge that they are responsible for all possible custom / import fees.