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    Description

    An Assembled Eighty Seven-Piece English Shell Pattern Silver Flatware Service, London and Sheffield, England, early 19th century
    Marks: (lion passant), (leopard), (various)
    10 inches (25.4 cm) (longest, dinner knife)
    133.71 troy ounces (weighable)


    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF COLLETTA RAY MCMILLIAN, HOUSTON, TEXAS

    The service comprising:
    12 dinner knives;
    12 luncheon knives;
    8 dinner forks (7-7/8 in.);
    21 fish forks (6-5/8 in.);
    14 serving spoons (8-5/8 in.);
    8 oval soup or place spoons (6-7/8 in.);
    12 teaspoons (5-1/2 in.)
    87 Total

    Various makers including Thomas Wilkes Barker, Francis Higgins II, William Eley & William Fearn, Elizabeth Eaton, William Collins, Josiah & George Piercy, Harrison Brothers & Howson.


    Condition Report*: Lengths are approximate and actual pieces vary slightly in size, various armorial engravings and monograms, varying degrees of rubbing, varying wear to fork tines, scattered pin dents, knive blades replaced and four blades with bending/separations at handle, errant nicking and scratching, with wear commensurate with age and use. Lot sold as-is. 
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    7th-9th Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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