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Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions

Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions
Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions
Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions
Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions
Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions
Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions
Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions
Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions
Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions
Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions
Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions
Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions

Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions    Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions
Antique Dutch Cutlery - Silver Knife and Fork Wedding Set Dated 1739. Dutch / Amsterdam 1739 Dated and Named Silver Cutlery Wedding Set A SUPERB Set with original matching named leather scabbard / sheath / case Solid cast silver handles showing rampant lions, probably a lion and lioness, with the knife blade being iron.

Both lions holding an engraved shield, both shields with a scallop shell on top. Knife shield is engraved with a Dutch man/woman sewing or knitting a blanket. Fork shield is engraved with flowers tulips? The knife and scabbard both named to an Ians or Ian Douwe Both knife and fork dated 1739 Scabbard dated, but unclear (see description below) Extremely rare with the combined above attributes, particularly with a named scabbard!

For similar examples, see : The Victorian and Albert Museum Cutlery - The J. Hollander Collection Historic Cutlery / Historische Bestecke - by Jochen Amme Eight Centuries of European Knives, Forks and Spoons - by Klaus Marquardt The scabbard/sheath being leather with tooled flower motif combined with intertwined hearts on the edge. The conjoined hearts would indicate this is a "Wedding Set" rather then a "Traveling Set" The scabbard named in tooled letters : IAN DOUWES 17_6 I DEESE 18 This would appear to indicate a wedding date in 1756 (the "5" of the date possibly obliterated by the sewn leather seam) at the age of 18, assuming the 18 means his age. OR, the date on the scabbard is 1761 and the meaning of the 18 in the scabbard legend is unknown. The knife and fork were possibly?

Gifted to Douwes when he was born and the scabbard added when he was married? This would make his birth year 1739 and his marriage year 1756 near the date of his 18th birthday, though he cannot be 18 in the year 1756 if he was born in 1739....

For more photos, google the following which will lead to a site with better photos. Dutch Vintage Cutlery - Silver Knife and Fork Wedding Set Dated 1739. The leather scabbard with much wear and damage and quite fragile! Corrosion to the knife blade! GST / HST # 857353247.

The item "Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions" is in sale since Monday, June 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "crawfordcsm" and is located in New Westminster, British Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions    Dutch 1739 Dated and Named Silver Antique Cutlery Wedding Set with Rampant Lions