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I have a Silver Victorian Fruit Knife Stand with 12 knives

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I have a Silver Victorian Fruit Knife Stand with 12 knives hallmarked by Rodgers. I can not find a hallmark on the Stand itself, but it is very ornate, stands about6 and 1/2 inches high without the knives and 10 and 1/2 with the knives. The knives form a fan pattern and the piece as I said is incredibly ornate. I have never seen another one even remotely like it even after much research. Any ideas? Any way to send a picture?
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Customer: It has faces, scroll work, shell like work and a cherubs face on either side any ideas about what I should do to determine value?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Wayne replied 5 months ago.

Hi,
My name is***** have been dealing in and appraising Antiques for over 40 years, and I can help you with this.
Can you post a photo of this?
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Click the paperclip icon
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Click the Browse icon
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Click the Browse button
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Select your file and click Open
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Click OK
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Click Insert
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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
where is the paperclip icon?
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Expert:  Wayne replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

You can send photos to http://*****@******.***

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Thanks,

Wayne

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Okay thank you.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I've just sent them.
Expert:  Wayne replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

These will be forwarded to me. I will respond when I receive them

Thanks,

Wayne

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Expert:  Wayne replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

This is circa 1880-1890 European probably French. The Rodgers knives were probably not original to the stand. This is a very nice example and would sell for $300-500 at Auction and Insurance Replacement Value is $750.

Thanks,

Wayne