Victorian Era Sterling Silver scissor with gorgeous repousse handles made in Germany. This is great gift for the collector of antique sewing or embroidery tools. They measure 3 3/4" in length and have a 1" cutting surface. They have total gram weight of 13.6
They are signed Germany and CB & H for Codding Bros. & Heilborn, North Attelboro, MA. Brothers (Arthur E, James A & Edwin A) are listed in the 1879-80 Attleboro Directory Published by E S Metcalf & Co, Providence, RI. Initially, hey were manufacturers of rolled plate jewelry. About ten years after Leo A Heilborn immigrated to the United States from Germany where Codding Bros & Heilborn, manufacturing jewelers and silversmiths, were first listed in the 1892-93 Attleboro Directory.
We could not find the sterling silver mark on the handle but it is was evident to us these were definitely sterling silver. We did safely test them and as we suspected they are sterling silver. We have a few other pairs of silver Victorian era scissors/shears in our shop see link here.