Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
 Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors  in Fitted Leather Case
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Gorgeous Victorian SOLID SILVER Grape Scissors or Shears in Fitted Leather Case: Hallmarked London 1891

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$291.12
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This is a very fine pair of Victorian sterling silver scissors - I think that they are designed for cutting grapes - but of course, could also be used for sewing. 

The top of the shears are highly ornamented with have intricate cut-out sections underneath the finger holes. They have the most finely engraved pattern all over the anterior surfaces.

This bright-cut engraved decoration is very crisp and with exquisite detail. This fantastic decoration is very Victorian in style and mainly floral with finely chased geometric patterns around the edges.

There is also a vacant-shaped cartouche just below the finger grasps of each handle. More engraved decoration along the top edge of the upper cutting blade. The other side of the shears is plain - and the decoration is formed by the pierce work.

On the reserve under each of the finger-holes are clear hallmarks for London 1891.

And the makers mark JA and TS in a quatrefoil. This is for John Aldwinckle & Thomas Slater.

As a good sign of quality - the silversmiths have added two thin strips of steel to the cutting edges of the scissor to keep their sharpness.

My lovely scissors are in their original hinged black leather fitted presentation box. This is often missing and now hard to find. The lid on the interior is lined with a claret-colored silk and the base with a matching velvet - with ruffled trim around for decorative effect.  

Weight: 80 grams. The length of the shears is just over 6 1/2 inches.

An exceptional pair of grape shears for the specialist collector. 
The quality of these is reflected in my asking price.

UK Postage will be with Royal Mail Special Delivery. This will be capped at £4.95 and applied to your order at the checkout. 

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