Mother-of-Pearl & Sterling Silver Banded Luncheon Knives Set of 12 By S. Kind & Sons - Early 1900's
Product Description: Samuel Kind opened the doors of his retail jewelry store in 1872 and brought his sons into the business in the early 1900's offering a a variety of jewelry and silverware. This exquisite, early set of 12 blunt bladed, luncheon knives by S. Kind & Sons Philadelphia, PA. features beautiful, pearly-white, mother-of-pearl handles with just a hint of a blend of pink and blue-green pearlescent swirls. The silver-plated blades are connected by an ornate sterling silver ferrule with a floral and scroll motif. One side of the ferrule offers a small area suitable for a an engraved monogram. This wonderful set has been left in original condition, unpolished for new owners.
Circa: Early 1900's
Product Dimensions: 7 5/8" L (overall), 3/4" L ferrule, 3/8"L (mother of pearl handle only)
Product Weight: 12.2 ounces (12 pieces)
Material: mother-of-pearl, sterling silver, silver plate
Maker: S. Kind & Sons, Philadelphia, PA
Markings: S. Kind & Sons, Philadelphia, PA, STERLING (on rear, bottom of ferrule)
Color: silver, white, pearlescent
Condition: Previously owned - used. Original condition, unpolished with patina. Surface scratches and some spotty dark marks on the silver-plate blades (photo 11). Edge nicks on 5 pieces of plated blades (shown in photo #10). 1/4" scratch on side of one mother-of-pearl handle (photo #12). Small 5/8" flat spot, chip or imperfection on another handle although still smooth area and can barely be seen (photo #13).
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