Description and Details
We are delighted to offer this fine quality, large & heavy Victorian solid silver grape scissors/shears made in London 1846 with the marks of Francis Higgins. Higgins' wares often feature an ornate, well thought out and intricate design that are slightly a cut above the rest, and this pair is of no exception. The scissors have been cast and as such have a very sturdy heavy weight feel in hand despite its elegantly sleek and long shape. The handles and stem feature intricate chased/stippled acanthus leaves in Rococo-revival fashion.
The reverse side is equally matched and embellished - a sign that no costs have been cut in the making of this quality piece. Whilst this pair would make for a wonderful addition to a dining interior decor purely for display purposes, this pair still cuts well and can still be practically used today to opulently separate large bunches of grapes. A delightful and quality piece of Victorian silverware that would grace any table whether for a personal collection or as a unique and stylish present to a lucky individual. A set of English hallmarks are present on the overlapping section of the blades.
*Please note: all images with other items are for display purposes only, this listing is for the item mentioned in the title.
- Size (cm) L:19.5cm W:5.8cm
- Size (inches) L:7.67 H:2.28
- Weight: 119 grams (3.82 Troy oz) total.
Good Condition - This pair is in good antique condition with no issues or damage other than some surface wear as expected with age on the high points. The blades are sharp and cut through normal grapevines/stems (please note it will cut best towards the tip of the blades).
We aim to overemphasize and state these issues to avoid disappointment and thus please rest assured they are not significant nor affect the usage of the items.
Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
We will always ensure your items are packaged with the utmost care and see the delivery through to the end. In the very rare and unfortunate case of non-delivery/courier loss, you are fully covered with us and we will fully refund you.
*Colours of the product may slightly differ from the photos due to different computer screens & lighting conditions*
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