A George IV silver-gilt Knife, Fork and Spoon supplied by Rundell, Bridge.
A George IV silver-gilt Knife, Fork and Spoon in the mid 17th century European manner, London 1825, by William Eley, the steel knife blade also struck with the retailer’s mark of Rundell, Bridge and Rundell below ‘GR’.
For two spoons of this pattern by William Eley, also 1825, see ‘English Silver Spoons’, by Michael Snodin, [p. 60, pl. 46], part of a set with two knives and a fork [the image in Snodin’s book having been supplied by C.J. Vander]. It would seem certain, that these pieces formed part of a dessert service in the newly fashionable ‘antiquarian’ style.
Eley supplied flatware to Rundell, Bridge and Rundell at this period.
Good with minor wear to the gilding and some surface staining to the steel.
The Knife is 27.20 cm. long and 2.40 cm. wide.
The Fork is 21 cm. long.
The Spoon is 22 cm. long.
The weigh for the three pieces together is 481 gms.