Small Mother of Pearl Knife, English 19th Century


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Charming silver plated butter knife set with a mother of pearl handle, the shaped blade engraved with Scottish thistles; antique English Victorian 19th century.

Condition: minor surface wear

Size: 16 cm long

Style note — products made in the traditional Victorian style are often recognisable because of their lavish decoration. The design mixes various sources of inspiration, but the prevalent decorative features are rich floral ornaments, scrolls and foliage, often applied all over the items.

Facts of Lavish Did you know? Many cutlery handles that look like ivory are in fact made of celluloid, which is an early type of plastic invented in 1870 and used for ivory imitation. We do not sell any modern ivory.