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Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960

A fine and impressive, comprehensive vintage Mexican sterling silver straight Grenoble style pattern flatware service for twelve persons; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection

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Price: £6,750.00
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Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960
Mexican Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage Circa 1960

Description


The pieces of this fine, comprehensive vintage Mexican sterling silver straight* flatware service for twelve persons have been crafted in a Grenoble/Gloria pattern style.


The rounded raised handle of each piece is embellished with impressive floral blossom decoration.


The original sterling silver knives are fitted with stainless steel blades.


This flatware service consists of 137 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Soup spoons
12 Coffee spoons
12 Teaspoons
12 Butter knives
12 Hors d'oeuvres forks
12 Cake forks
Additional Pieces:
Serving fork
Serving spoon
Soup ladle
Sauce ladle
Caddy/Sugar spoon

The hallmarks struck to the fundamental components of this vintage service, including the knife handles, include:

Maker’s/Eagle mark: 18 (Antonio Piñeda - Taxco, Mexico)

Silver quality/purity mark: Sterling, 925


This impressive vintage flatware service is supplied in felt cutlery rolls; which not only protect the items in storage but significantly reduce tarnishing.


* "Straight" means all the pieces are made by the same maker in the same year.


** The eagle mark was used for Mexican silver between 1955 to the early 1970s; this mark determines the date of the service as circa 1960.


 

Condition


This vintage service is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of each piece are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine and impressive canteen.


Dimensions


Table knife 24.5cm/9.6"

Table fork 18.5cm/7.3"

Dessert knife 21.7cm/8.5"

Dessert fork 17.5cm/6.9"

Dessert spoon 18cm/7.1"

Soup spoon 17.5cm/6.9"

Coffee spoon 10.6cm/4.2"

Teaspoon 15cm/5.9"

Butter knife 15cm/5.9"

Hors d'oeuvres fork 14cm/5.5"

Cake fork 15.5cm/6.1"

Serving fork 22.2cm/8.7"

Serving spoon 22cm/8.7"

Soup ladle 25.1cm/9.9"

Sauce ladle 17.5cm/6.9"

Caddy/Sugar spoon 15.5cm/6.1"


Weight


150 troy ounce/4666g (excluding the table and dessert knives)


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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