Two sets of Victorian silver-gilt dessert knives and forks, 1838 & 1839.

Each set comprises six knives and six forks and each sits within a fitted leather case. The blades and tines are scroll-engraved, the bolsters engraved with game and birds. Each item has a porcelain handle beautifully painted with different hunting scenes, edged with insects and flowers, probably from the Paris factory. They carry the mark of Charles Rawlings and William Summers of London.

REFERENCE: SIL04685

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