Six Rare Queen's Pattern George IV Crested Dining or Table Forks by William Traies, London 1830. An absolutely outstanding set of Dining forks in the highly sought after Queen's Anthemion / Honeysuckle Pattern. This is probably the finest set available anywhere in this rare and much sought after pattern. The full-length tines are sharp and absolutely even with only very minimal light knife marks to the backs.
To the fronts, all bear an impressive and sharply engraved crest depicting an Eagle with Outstretched Wings below an Ermine Trimmed Coronet. All are identically hallmarked with the Lion Passant, the Leopard's Head, lower- case date letter'p' and the Head of George IV (London, 1831).
All hallmarks are sharp and clear. Although George IV had died in 1830, it was not until 1834 that the Head of William IV began to appear on London hallmarks. Preceding the hallmark is the maker's mark W. T in the rectangle for William Traies. Dimensions: 8 + / 20.6cm in length.They are very heavy with a combined weight of 593g or 19.12 Troy ounces. They are in clean, useable and highly polished condition condition but under magnification slight surface scratches, consistent with age and use are just visible. There is no sign of any erasures. The item "6 Rare George IV Queen's Pattern Crested Dining Forks William Traies London 1834" is in sale since Monday, December 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cutlery". The seller is "daval-militaria" and is located in Guildford. This item can be shipped worldwide.