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Pair Schulz & Fischer, San Francisco, "Templar" Sterling Dinner Forks

Pair Schulz & Fischer, San Francisco, "Templar" Sterling Dinner Forks
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$85.00 Price per pair, two pairs available.

While many 19th century San Francisco flatware designs appear to be derivative of Eastern manufacturers, and some are all but outright copies, "Templar" aka "Five Star" by Schulz & Fischer is original to that company.

Dating from 1883, it reflects Victorian pedigree combined with some Aesthetic, i.e. Eastlake, sensibilities.

It has a garland of flowers at the top of the handle, with an open space below this that in this instance is monogrammed "CNB" in fine script. The lower two thirds of the handle is densely decorated in a pattern that includes two bands of five stars each, likely hence the alternative name.

This matching pair of forks are full dinner size, measuring 7 5/8" long and weighing a combined 3.1 T. oz. Each one is marked "Sterling" on the reverse.

They are in mint estate condition. Wear is nil, the finishes are brilliant, and the tines remain even, pointed, and straight. There is a surface fleck on the backside of one handle. This appears to be an original imperfection in the silver.

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