Rummage Sale Find-- Fork and Knife Set. Info Please?
I contribute to the home improvement-related forums on GardenWeb and don't often venture over to these parts, but I am wondering if someone might be able to tell me more about an item I recently found at a rummage sale.
This is an old (and apparently, unused) fork and knife set. I would describe them as a "fruit" knife and fork based on their size and scale-- each is about 6.5" in length. They were found in an appropriately sized, cotton-lined jeweler's box marked "Sykes-Libby Jewelers," a family-owned Connecticut jeweler that is no longer in business. Both the knife and fork bear ornate castings (see picture) and the fork bears the stamp "Italy" on the back, at the bottom of the handle. I would surmise that they are silver-plated, given there is no weight mark.
Can anybody tell me a bit more about what I have?