Two Pairs of Regency-Period Silver-Gilt Grape Shears

  • These two stunning pair of shears were crafted by London silversmiths William Eley and William Fearn
  • Comprised of silver-gilt, the pairs’ handles are cast with overflowing baskets and fruiting vines
  • These beautiful shears once used for snipping grapes boast a royal British provenance
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Item No. 31-0710

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Comprised of silver-gilt, these two pairs of beautifully crafted grape shears were designed and manufactured in by famed London silversmiths William Eley and William Fearn. The pairs’ handles are cast elegantly with Bacchanal motifs of fruiting grape vines and baskets bursting with fresh produce. Once used for snipping grapes, these Regency-period scissors bear the monogram “AD” for their original 1815 owner and boast an impressive royal English provenance.

Hallmarked London 1815 with maker's mark of "WE / WF"

7 1/4" length x 2 1/4" width

Provenance: Gifted as a wedding present from H.R.H. The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester including The Marquess and Marchioness of Linlithgow, the Earl and Countess of Bessborough, Lord Mildmay of Flete and Mrs Leopold de Rothschild. Gifted a second time as a wedding present from the staff of the Duke and Duchess of York, later, H.M. King George IV and H.M. Queen Elizabeth. T.R.H. The Dukes of Gloucester
Two Pairs of Regency-Period Silver-Gilt Grape Shears
Period: 19th Century
Origin: England
Type: Other
Depth: 7.0 Inches
Width: 2.0 Inches
Height: 1.0 Inches
Style: Regency

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