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Advert For Geo Paynes, Cutlery Manufacturer

Advert For Geo Paynes, Cutlery Manufacturer

Printer: Mills & Sons

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1878

Shelfmark: Evan.6563

Item number: 6563

Genre: Leaflet

During the Victorian period etiquette and good manners were very important. In more well-off households it became fashionable to host dinner parties where the abundance of extravagant food and the beautiful table decorations demonstrated the wealth of the hosts. The way that the table was laid was a way of showing off to peers, place settings had to be at least 2 feet apart to account for the numerous sets of cutlery that accompanied the different courses. During this period the silver fish knife was introduced because it was no longer polite to eat fish with a fork. Manufacturers like Geo Payne took many orders for new sets of cutlery to meet changing fashions.

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