Gram Weight: 145.6 Grams. Item Measurements: The knife measures 12.2" in length and 0.20" to 2.9 wide. Men's or Women's: Unisex.
Handmade during the Victorian era in the Netherlands in the Rococo style. 833 sterling silver, a popular purity of silver used by Dutch silversmiths during this time period. The ornate handle of the knife features a interwoven design topped with two figures, one of a man playing a violin, and the other a man playing a flute. The blade of the knife in accented with a scene of fishermen retrieving a fish from a river while another paddles his boat across the water. Trees line the banks of the river and a windmill can be seen in the background.
The figures and images in this piece would have been created entirely by hand. Traditionally this knife would have been used to serve various dishes; as it does not have a serrated or sharp edge, it may have been used to serve fish or cakes, among many other dishes. Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely. This listing is for the item only. The Victorian era took place from the year 1836 to the year 1901, which was the span of Queen Victorias reign.
Queen Victorias style was undoubtedly influential on the fashions of her country and ultimately led to three distinct jewelry trends emerging from the era. The first of these three styles was the Romantic period.The Romantic period was impacted by the Georgian period, which preceded it. The second period was the Grand period, which was primarily defined by mourning jewelry and the trends surrounding it. The final period was the Aesthetic period. The Aesthetic period was more lighthearted and airy than the previous periods and focused on aesthetic beauty and joy.
This era features floral, natural, and feminine motifs, and utilized chased gold designs, enamel, and seed pearls. The late Baroque or Rococo period prevailed in the 18th century. The period was known for its substantial use of asymmetrical designs, curves, gold, and witty, whimsical themes. Both men and women at court wore sparkling gemstones set in gold during this period, as well as colorless glass pastes and pearls.Colored gems were often highly foiled behind them to enhance the depth of color. Jewelry was often created with naturalistic, floral designs. Rococo jewelry also featured embossed and engraved floral and feather designs on metal. The item "Antique Vintage Victorian 833 Sterling Silver Dutch Rococo Serving Fish Knife" is in sale since Sunday, February 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.833