exquisite and rare silver bloodstone victorian butter knife by elizabeth eaton london 1856

EXQUISITE AND RARE SILVER & BLOODSTONE VICTORIAN BUTTER KNIFE BY ELIZABETH EATON, LONDON 1856


Price

SOLD

Item Ref

MAI89

Description

This fabulous butter knife was made by the renowned Elizabeth Eaton and is hallmarked for London 1856. It has a faceted octagonal bloodstone handle mounted with a silver ferrule engraved with laurel leaves. The extremity of the handle with silver button. The reeded blade fully hallmarked. This is a stunning piece with exquisite attention to detail. Work by female silversmiths is highly sought-after.
Elizabeth Eaton was a fine silversmith specialising in flatware. She was the widow of William Eaton who died in 1845. She went into partnership with her son John Eaton in 1858, Their firm was acquired by Henry Holland & Sons in 1864. The marks of Elizabeth Eaton lasted 13 years and are therefore very sought-after.
Hallmarks:
EE for Elizabeth Eaton.
Lion Passant.
Duty mark.
Lonodn Assay mark.
Date letter "a" for 1856.
Condition.
Both silver blade and stone handle in excellent condition.
Dimensions.
Length: 20cm / 8 inches.
Internal Ref: MAI89



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