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SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen for Twelve Persons – Antique George VI

A fine and impressive straight antique George VI English sterling silver Hanoverian rat tail pattern flatware service for twelve persons; an addition to our silver canteen collection

SKU: W5546

SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen for Twelve Persons – Antique George VI
SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen for Twelve Persons – Antique George VI


The pieces of this fine antique straight* sterling silver flatware service for twelve persons are crafted in the Hanoverian rat tail pattern.

The anterior surface of each piece is embellished with a bright cut engraved crest displaying a griffin’s head, couped at the neck.

This impressive George VI service consists of:

Basic Service
12 Table forks
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Soup spoons
12 Teaspoons
Additional Pieces
4 Serving spoons
Sugar/caddy spoon

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

The service can be supplied with matching silver or silver plated table and dessert knives - price upon request.

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

Date: 1937


This antique canteen of cutlery is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent condition.

This canteen for twelve persons has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

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

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these pieces of George VI silverware.


Table fork 20cm/7.8"

Dessert fork 18.4cm/7.25"

Dessert spoon 17.2cm/6.75”

Soup spoon 17.2cm/6.75”

Teaspoon 13.1cm/5.2”

Serving spoon 21cm/ 8.25

Sugar/caddy spoon 13.5cm/5.3

Total Weight

90 troy ounces/ 2800g

View the complete canteen collection at AC Silver

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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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