Set of twelve fish knives and forks; silver, stamped and hand-finished, with a ribbon motif round the stem and foliate motifs on the reverse, the blades of the knives engraved with a swirling pattern, the forks engraved with a 'crab-leg' motif; the owner's initials engraved on the handles; contained in the original green cloth-covered case with cream velvet interior and decorative paper band on the lid, an upper removable tray holds the first six pairs; retailer's name on a silk ribbon inside the lid.
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