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SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eight Persons - Vintage George VI

An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage George VI English straight sterling silver Old English pattern flatware service for eight persons; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eight Persons - Vintage George VI
SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eight Persons - Vintage George VI

Description


The pieces of this exceptional, vintage George VI straight* sterling silver flatware service for eight persons have been crafted in the Old English pattern.


The anterior surface of each fork handle and the reverse surface of each spoon handle features a pip to the terminal.


This Old English pattern cutlery service consists of:

Basic Service:
8 Table knives
8 Table forks
8 Soup spoons
8 Dessert knives
8 Dessert forks
8 Dessert spoons
8 Teaspoons
Additional Pieces:
Pair of sauce ladles
4 Serving spoons

The fundamental pieces of this vintage silver cutlery set have been crafted by Sheffield silversmiths Mappin & Webb Ltd, apart from the table and dessert knives, which are replacements**.


These impressive examples of vintage silverware are supplied in felt cutlery rolls; which not only protect the items in storage but significantly reduces tarnishing.


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


** Predominately all antique silver canteens have replacement knives as the originals have not stood the test of time.


Date: 1940

Condition


This Old English pattern cutlery service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The service has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse surface 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 24.8cm/9.8"

Table fork 20.4cm/8"

Soup spoon 20cm/7.9"

Dessert knife 22.2cm/8.7"

Dessert fork 18.3cm/7.2"

Dessert spoon 18.2cm/7.2"

Teaspoon 12.7cm/5"

Sauce ladle 18.4cm/"

Serving spoon 21.5cm/7.2"


Weight


65.4 troy ounces/2034g (excluding table and dessert knives)


View the complete Victorian silver cutlery 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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