English Silver Gilt Knife Fork and Spoon by Hunt & Roskell, 1897
A rare example of this pattern made by Hunt & Roskell, comprising a silver gilt knife, fork and spoon, the ornate handles decorated with full length maidens, foliate scrolls and pairs of putti, the blade of the knife partly engraved with scrolls.
By Hunt & Roskell Ltd, London, 1897. Fully hallmarked.
The knife: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm.) long.
Literature: Illustrated in Silver flatware by Ian Pickford, p. 148. Founded in 1846 on New Bond Street in London, Hunt & Roskell, a successor to Paul Storr of Storr & Mortimer, was a leading Victorian jeweller and silversmith. The firm enjoyed the patronage of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, but is most closely associated with Queen Victoria and the British Aristocracy.