Bead Pattern is the most popular variant of Old English Pattern. It takes the elegant form of Old English and adds a beaded trim around the stem. First popular in the 1780s with a renaissance in the 1860s, Bead is one of those patterns which looks equally at home in a traditional or contemporary setting. Beaded decoration is frequently seen on silver and other antiques. As such, bead is a pattern which can easily be matched with candlesticks, sauce boats, serving dishes and more.
Single Maker, Mixed Years
A single maker, mixed years set of antique, Victorian, sterling silver, Bead pattern flatware made circa 1865 in London by George Adams. This is a very good example set in excellent condition. Although it is a mixed years set, each piece is a straight run of 12. The table spoons, table forks and dessert forks are all hallmarked in 1870. The dessert spoons in 1863 and the tea spoons in 1866.
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