I am trying to solidify information regarding this Fish Knife & Fork Set. I have identified all of the markings (1) “FC” - Francis Clark; (2) “Crown & Lion” - Sheffield; and (3) “a” indicating 1893 which corresponds with 1894 which is engraved on the knife. Both pieces are stamped with the same marks.
Of particular conflict with the above information is the fact that silversmith Francis Clark worked out of Birmingham, not Sheffield. Also, Francis Clark and family migrated to Australia in 1850 and he most likely could not have created this piece in 1893.
Also, I have done extensive searching on the internet and have not been able to find anything that resembles these pieces. I have never seen antlered handles like these, and while many Fish sets have engraving, the backside of the knife is engraved “CROYDON 1894 FOR PRODUCE GROWN WITH PURE ICHTHEMIC GUANO”