Early 19th century Portuguese 958 silver set of a wick trimming scissors with a tray, both decorated with the floral and foliate patterns. The scissors have figural snake handles. There is an engraved monogram "JH" on the tray; it also has a four ball feet. Oporto, Portugal.
This incredible set measures: the scissors are 6 1/4" long; the tray is 10" long and 4 7/8" wide. Total weight is 318.1 grams or 10.2 Ozs. Troy.
The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.