Silver scissors vintage sterling hallmarked London 1973 vintage steel blades marcasites

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Pair of silver-handled scissors. These are lovely, with marcasite-studded fleur de lis embellishments and beautiful engraving. They look Victorian but actually date from the 1970s.

The blades are made from nickel-coated steel. Hallmarked on the handles with a lion passant, a leopard's head (London) and a date letter S for 1973. There are also some other marks, including what I think are maker's initials (AN), a set of scales and a "925". The scissors are 4.5 inches (11.5 cm) long.

Very good condition - blades are sharp and the marcasites are all present and correct. The silver is quite tarnished but I leave any cleaning up to the buyer.

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Will post item within two working days of payment being received. Due to its value, this item will be shipped via Royal Mail Special Delivery to destinations in the UK, and International tracked & signed overseas.

Refund policy: I give refunds if I've failed to describe an item's condition or size accurately. If you need more information, do please email me and I'll be happy to help.

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