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Rare Sterling Silver Mother Of Pearl Cased Pocket Orange Fruit Peeler With Scoop Antique Edwardian Sheffield Circa 1902

Martin Langdon

MLA23933.T

Antique Early Edwardian period Rare Example of an Orange Peeler Come Eating tool in wonderful condition, featured as a traditional pocket knife the peeler is manufactured in Sterling Silver finished with a Mother Of Pearl Body and mounted silver cartouche for engraving, featuring two hinged silver fittings that fold out from the body including the peeler and an accompanying, ornately vented scoop, very much a revisit on an earlier Georgian fruit peeler but with the added scoop the item is marked clearly for Sheffield Assay Office circa 1902 along with the makers mark for William Needham of Jessop Street, Sheffield, Needham had this design registered hence the addition of the Rd Mark for the period and legend for 'Orange Peeler',

The Orange peeler weighs 49.7 grams or 1.59 ounces Troy and, with both fittings extended measures 15 cm in length or 5.9 inches, when folded shut and closed the peeler measures 8.5 cm or 3.4 inches.

A Very Nice Example making for a fabulous period collectible that is still perfectly useable and would serve for a variety of Fruits as well as Oranges.