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Sterling Silver Fitted Mother Of Pearl Fruit Peeler Pocket Knife Antique Georgian London Circa 1810

Martin Langdon

MLA23944.T

Antique Georgian period Top Quality Fruit Peeler/Fruit Knife in Sterling Silver with a Mother of Pearl Clad Body finished with a stylised silver crown and s banded terminal, manufactured in the traditional style the peeler features a fold out tool so as to be used for when peeling a fruit, for example an Apple as was popular in the period, and of course sterling silver killing all germs/bacteria. 

The Pocket Fruit Peeler weighs 22.1 grams or 0.71 Ounces Troy and when closed measures 8.5 cm in length and when open with fitting extended it measures 15.2 cm in length,

A Handsome example of the Early 19th century dating to around circa 1810 it is impressed with markings to the silver fitting with the Lion Passant silver standard mark (London assay office) and the makers mark 'W.F' likely for William Fearn, also present is the Duty mark for King George III, interestingly the stem of the silver peeler fitting is engraved with the original owners initials in a scrolled front.