Vintage Cake Forks. Complete Set of Eight 1930s English Dessert Forks With Fleur De Lis. English Silver Plated Pastry Forks For A Tea Party

Vintage Cake Forks. Complete Set of Eight 1930s English Dessert Forks With Fleur De Lis. English Silver Plated Pastry Forks For A Tea Party


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Vintage from the 1930s



Vintage Cake Forks. Complete Set of Eight 1930s English Dessert Forks With Fleur De Lis. English Silver Plated Pastry Forks For A Tea Party

Description ~

These cake forks are so pretty! A set of 8 English cake forks with a very elegant Fleur De Lis motif at the top of each handle, front and reverse, making them perfect for a vintage tea party. Cake forks are normally in complete sets of 6, so to find a set of 8 is very special. They are stylish and pretty enough to work well with any era of tea party plates and china. This complete set of 8 forks is very good quality and an excellent weight.

Each fork is stamped on the reverse with the registered design number Rd 708938. Six of the forks are marked on the reverse with 'J. Derby & Sons Ltd Sheffield', along with their trade mark 'Victoria Plate EPNS'. The remaining three forks are of the exact same design, size, quality and design number, but are stamped on the reverse with 'Silver ZENITH Plate'. Its highly likely that they were all by the same manufacturer ( J. Derby & Sons), but that some of them were produced under their own Victoria Plate trade mark, whilst some were produced under another trade mark they owned - Zenith. They somehow ended up all together in a matching set of 8. Sheffield is England's leading metalworking and cutlery manufacturing centre and also my local city, so I am very proud to be able to offer this unusually large set of cake forks in my shop.

This set would make a perfect vintage birthday or gift for a tea and cake fan, or a baker! Their elegant design would set your pretty afternoon tea cakes and pastries off with style and would work especially well at tea time, or for a large tea party or summer garden party.

Please ensure you read the condition and dimensions sections below before ordering.

Condition ~

These forks are in very good vintage condition. They are still very bright and shiny and would look fantastic on a vintage tea plate with a pretty cake. There is some very slight wear in the form of very faint odd scratches and the odd tiny isolated little area of wear to the silver plate, but they are still shiny and in bright day light and these points are hardly noticeable - you would have to look very closely to spot them. They really are an excellent quality set. Please just ask if you would like further photos. Any further wear is commensurate with age and use.

Dimensions ~

Each fork measures 14cm in length (5 1/2 inches) approx.

Packaging and Shipping ~

Your forks will arrive carefully, with FREE beautifully gift wrapped packaged in vintage style brown paper and ribbon. Please note that as this is such a large set of cake forks and of excellent quality and weight, they are heavier than other sets I have available for sale. Therefore, the postage is slightly more as a result. **Also, due to value, this set of cake forks will only be posted 1st class 'signed for' to UK addresses and tracked and/or 'signed for' (depending on availability at the final destination) to international addresses outside of the UK**

**FREE CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING! Just select the shipping upgrade at the checkout!**

**Please read my shop and shipping policies before ordering**. I will combine postage wherever possible on multiple orders to give you the fairest postage price and always refund shipping overcharges. Please contact me before ordering if you would like a combined shipping quote for multiple items and I'll be happy to provide one.

**If you are resident outside of the UK and nervous about ordering china from abroad please don't be. I take tremendous care to wrap all my items to the highest standard regardless of the distance they travel, near or far, by land or air. Please see my customer reviews, which confirm how well and carefully I package my orders and, of course, if you have any concerns or questions just ask and I will get back to you straight away**

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Please note, it is not possible to reserve items for first time customers, I'm very sorry. I can only reserve an item for a repeat customer, for a strict 24 hour period only.
All orders are gift wrapped in vintage style brown paper and pretty ribbon as standard. There is no extra charge for this. Christmas gift wrapping can also be selected for an order at the checkout. I reuse packaging boxes and filling materials wherever possible, for environmental reasons and to keep costs down, but please rest assured that your order will still look smartly gift wrapped.
**Please see my shipping policies for full details.**

Items priced at over £20, or equivalent value in the customer's currency, will only be sent 'tracked and/or signed for' to addresses outside of the U.K, (depending on availability in the destination country), or 'signed for' to UK addresses. Where this is the case, it will be stated in the item's description, under the 'Packaging and Shipping' section.

Orders of multiple items that total more than £20 in value (or equivalent amount in the customer's currency) will also only be sent 'tracked and/or signed for' internationally, or 'signed for' to UK addresses.

If you would like any other postage class other than the default service for an item, please contact me BEFORE ordering


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