Set Silver Dining Tools
A good set of rare silver-plated dining tools
There's nothing like having the right tools for the job, and these are just the ticket.
These beautifully crafted dining tools are designed to grab, scoop and spread. The three pronged pincer and the clamping scoop are ideal for the elegant retrieval of pickles and olives from awkward jars; and the trowel-shaped knife is perfect for the spreading of pate, butter or cream cheese. They have a wonderful weight and the trowel has a beautifully turned, polished ebony handle. The long scoop is marked "Patent Made in England EPNS".
Most probably dating from the 1920s, they were made in Sheffield England, which was then the heart of the world’s flatware industry. Our vintage silver-plated EPNS (electro-plated nickel silver) nutcrackers and picks are both good-looking and functional, and their renewed popularity make them a cool addition on today’s table.
Length of long scoop 20cm
Length of trowel 17cm
Length of three-pronged pickle clamp 11cm
Country of origin: UK
Date of manufacture: c.1920
Material: EPNS (electro-plated nickel silver)
Condition: pristine - probably never used.