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FERRULE (COLLAR) & CAP

Ferrule (or collar) is a small circular metal ring used for fastening mother-of-pearl, ebony, horn or ivorine handles. Sterling silver and silverplate ferrules were widely used in Victorian period when these types of handles were very fashionable.
Ferrules were often decorated with flowers, shells, swags and other elaborate decorations. Sometimes a small cartouche was available for engraving.
In addition to the ferrule, high quality flatware has a cap to complete the decoration of the handle.
A number of Sheffield companies only made ferrules so, sometimes, you get a fully hallmarked sterling silver ferrule and a different silverplate trademark on the main item.
knife with mother-of-pearl handle silverplate ferrule on knife with mother-of-pearl handle knife with ivorine handle silverplate ferrule on knife with ivorine handle
knife with mother-of-pearl handle sterling silver ferrule on knife with mother-of-pearl handle spoon with mother-of-pearl handle silverplate ferrule on spoon with mother-of-pearl handle
fork with mother-of-pearl handle silverplate ferrule on fork with mother-of-pearl handle knife with mother-of-pearl handle sterling silver ferrule on knife with mother-of-pearl handle
knife with ivorine handle silverplate ferrule on knife with ivorine handle spoon with mother-of-pearl handle silverplate ferrule on spoon with mother-of-pearl handle
fork with mother-of-pearl handle silverplate ferrule on fork with mother-of-pearl handle knife with mother-of-pearl handle silverplate ferrule on knife with mother-of-pearl handle
fork with mother-of-pearl handle sterling silver ferrule on fork with mother-of-pearl handle knive with mother-of-pearl handle silverplate ferrule on knive with mother-of-pearl handle
silverplate ferrule on knife with mother-of-pearl handle knife with mother-of-pearl handle silverplate cap on knife with mother-of-pearl handle
silverplate ferrule on knife with ivorine  handle knife with ivorine handle silverplate cap on knife with ivorine handle
catalog of Yates Bros, manufacturers of handles, caps, ferrules catalog of Yates Bros, manufacturers of handles, caps, ferrules sterling silver ferrule hallmarked Sheffield 1925  Yates Bros


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