This is a stunning, antique Firth - Brearley stainless steel, faux bone, Crown sterling cutlery set made in Sheffield, England. The originator of stainless steel cutlery was Harry Brearley (1871-1948), who was the director of the Brown-Firth Research Laboratories in Sheffield. In 1913, he discovered the rust-resistant properties of a steel low in carbon, so this set is one of the first stainless steel cutlery sets ever produced. Back then housewives were thrilled to purchase cutlery that didn't need constant polishing like silver did.
This set looks to have been hardly used and is in great vintage condition, the steel is brilliant and the handles look near new. It comes in a heavy set, original box with plush blue lining with minimal age discolouration , serving 6 people, with additional large serving spoons included. It features the rare Firth- Brearley signature on the steel, as Firth was the more common signage of the time.
A wonderful gift or a luxurious set for every day home use.
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