SET of EARLY GEORGE III SILVER TABLE & DESSERT KNIVES FOR TEN
5 with mark of William Portal, London, c1765 (Haftmaker & Brother of Abraham Portal)
Matching assembled set of 10 dinner knives and 10 dessert knives, of identical form, each with flat-sided silver pistol handles and crested en suite (save one dessert knife) with a falcon’s head erased (Fairbairn’s 48.6); modern stainless steel blades appropriate to period in the scimitar form
Most unmarked, 5 with W (pellet) P in rectangle (Grimwade #3258); (William Portal was both brother and apprentice to Abraham Portal. Abraham Portal was one of 5 apprentices to Paul de Lamerie.)
Lengths: Table, 9 7/8" / Dessert, 8 3/4"