Antique Mother of Pearl and Sterling Fruit Knives by Landers Frary & Clark - Aetna Works

Antique Mother of Pearl and Sterling Fruit Knives - Aetna Works Landers Frary & Clark

Regular price $89.00


Product Description:  Landers Frary & Clark was in business from 1862-1965.  Located in New Britain, Connecticut they were known for producing a variety of houseware products and war products during World War IIn 1866, Aetna Works was established and the addition of the cutlery line was introduced.  This late 1800's set of flat profile 4 fruit knives by Landers Frary & Clark, Aetna Works is a fantastic collectible.  They feature mother of pearl handles, silver plate blades with sterling silver ferrules.  There is an unidentified monogram motif engraved on the front of each handle.  Landers Frary & Clark is incised into each blade and the word Sterling is on the back, top of the sterling silver collar.  This set has been left unpolished with natural patina.  

Circa:  Late 1800's

Product Dimensions:  6 1/8" L (overall), 2" L (MOP handle),  3" L (blade), 7/8" L (ferrule/collar) 

Product Weight:  2.7 ounces (set of 4)

Material:  mother of pearl, sterling silver, silver plate 

Maker:  Landers Frary & Clark - Aetna Works

Markings:  STERLING, Landers Frary & Clark, unidentified marking on each handle

Color: silver and white with a hint of colored swirls

Condition: Previously owned - used.  Condition is consistent with age. Collars are tight.  On the mother of pearl handle, there is a small chip on the front and back, directly under the collar (refer to photo).

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