Dating antique silver
The latter include teapots, coffee pots, goblets and candelabra.
There are also objets de vertu, such as letter openers and notepad covers.
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These are mostly the X ended Knife Rests which are usually termed as "Standard" ends.
However, there are differently shaped ends and a very large number of variations to the middle sections.
The son of a Danish knife grinder, Georg Jensen was born in 1866 in Raadvad, near Copenhagen.
It has been told since at least the 16th century, perhaps dating back as far as the 13th century, and has been recast into countless films and cartoons.
They are struck from .999 fine silver for a total of 2 troy ounces of pure silver content. Every detail of the design, from the folds in Robin Hood's cloak to the various items (such as a sword, a dagger, and a quiver of arrows) that accompany the hero, are literally popping off the surface of the round thanks to the Ultra High Relief effect.
The front side of the round shows a lifelike Robin Hood lining up his bow and arrow, prepared to shoot. The inscription "Robin Hood" is place to the right in a classical medieval font.
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