Vintage Butter Knives With Coral Pink Plastic Handles. 1950s Boxed Set of 6 Tea Knives. English Silver Plated Blades. Ideal For A Tea Party


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Vintage from the 1950s


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Vintage Butter Knives With Coral Pink Plastic Handles. 1950s Boxed Set of 6 Tea Knives. English Silver Plated Blades. Ideal For A Tea Party

Description ~

An extremely smart and complete set of 6 English butter knives (tea knives), with silver plated blades and lovely coral pink handles. Each blade is stamped with 'Stainless Nickel', for 'electro-plated nickel silver'.

This entire set is in good condition and has a shape of blade that was commonly used for butter knives dating to the early 1950s or earlier. These elegant knives would make an ideal gift for a fan of afternoon tea. They are very eye catching and glamorous with their very unusual and beautiful coral pink handles, which are so quirky and fun, and their very shiny blades. The handles are also a particularly dainty and elegant size and slender shape. They are just perfect for generously slapping and spreading cream and jam on your scones!

I love to find vintage butter knives with brightly coloured handles, its a collecting habit of mine - so I was delighted to find these!

Condition ~

The knives are in very good vintage condition. There is some isolated wear and odd marks to the silver plating of one blade (see photo 9), but this is perfectly commensurate with age and use. The blades are so shiny. They are in very good sound and useable condition and still look very smart.

I have photographed these knives in natural light, though colour of the handles may vary depending on your screen settings. *Please note: This set is in very good vintage condition. However, they are not a brand new item and so cannot be expected to be in brand new mint condition. Any marks or wear are normal for their age and typical use. I have accurately explained any wear and no refunds or discounts will be available for wear and issues that are a result of age and typical use.

The box is in good clean condition inside and is lined with satin and velvet. All hinges and fastenings are in good working order. There is some very minor wear to the outside covering which is commensurate with age and use, such as along the edges and at the corners.

Any further wear is commensurate with age and use. Please just ask if you would like further photos.

Dimensions ~

Each knife measures 6 5/8 inches (16.7cm) long

Box dimensions: 8 inches (20.3cm) x 6 inches (15.2cm) x 1 inch (2.5cm)

All measurements approximate.

Packaging and Shipping ~


Your item will be carefully packaged and prettily gift wrapped in vintage style brown paper and ribbon. Please read my shipping policies before ordering and I will always combine postage with any other items you may be ordering at the same time, where possible, to give you the fairest price.

**Due to value, this item will only be sent 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 THEMED GIFT WRAPPING! Just select the Christmas gift wrapping free shipping upgrade at the checkout. Ribbon and parcel decoration may vary from the example in the photo, but will be just as pretty.

**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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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.
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