This is a rare find - set of ten porcelain handled, silver plate knives, circa 1860-1870. Based on my research, these were made by Royal Worcester (Staffordshire, England) and sold stateside by Richard Briggs of Boston. Richard Briggs Company was a high end retailer of china and glass in the early 19th Century.
The bent porcelain handles are covered in beautiful, pink apple blossoms. The knives are displayed in their original satin lined box - but the lid was removed at one point. Note that the set originally had 12 knives, as indicated by the 2 empty knife slots in the box.
Each knife measures approx. 8.5" long.
In excellent antique condition, showing some crazing to the antique porcelain. The blades connect tightly in the handles. The box shows wear from age. I have seen these knives selling elsewhere for over $800 for a set of 12. Snag this set of 10 for a steal. This is a rare opportunity to own an unusual and beautiful set from the 1800s at a great price.
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