James Robinson, London, "Shell" Sterling Silver Meat Skewer
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A purveyor of antique jewelry and decorative artifacts, as well as reproduction English sterling silver, James Robinson is a prestigious New York City firm with a history dating to 1912.
Among those who pursue ultimate quality, Robinson has an outstanding reputation. Indeed, "Cigar Aficionado" magazine states in an article available online, "one can make a case that James Robinson's sterling flatware is the world's best crafted. The reason is simple: it's one of only two sources left anywhere in the world for sterling silver flatware that is entirely hand forged."
This 10" long, weighty 2.7 T. oz., meat skewer, sometimes identified as a letter opener, is an item from this highly touted line. It is stamped for London, Sterling, a letter date of 1982, and a script "JR" for the firm. In addition, the word "England" is imprinted in script on the flanking edge near the other marks.
The pattern is a "Shell" which appears on both sides of the handle, above the tapered and beveled shank. There is an open ring above the shells, which is typical of the form.
It is in immaculate condition, free of any damage and having a brilliant finish.