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SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Antique Style - Vintage

A fine, comprehensive and impressive, antique style vintage Elizabeth II English sterling silver Hanoverian Old English pattern, rat tail, three pronged, pistol grip design, cutlery service for 12 persons; part of our canteen collection

SKU: W5398

SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Antique Style - Vintage
SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Antique Style - Vintage


The pieces of this fine and comprehensive canteen of cutlery for twelve persons have been crafted in the Hanoverian Old English style.

Each piece has been crafted in sterling silver.

All the knives, the carving forks and fish forks are all fitted with pistol grip handles.

The forks are three tine style forks, apart from the fish forks, which have four tines.

This rare vintage flatware service includes a solid sterling silver fish service.

The service is a 'straight' service in that all the pieces were made in the same year, 1973, by the same maker, Roberts & Belk of Sheffield.

This comprehensive flatware service consists of:

Basic Service:

12 Table knives

12 Table forks

12 Fish knives

12 Fish forks

12 Soup spoons

12 Dessert forks

12 Dessert knives

12 Dessert spoons

12 Teaspoons

6 Serving spoons

Additional Pieces:

3 Piece carving set

Pair sauce ladles

This comprehensive canteen of cutlery is fitted to fine oak lift up lid and well, two drawer canteen box.

The box is embellished with brass fittings to the exterior, including a vacant shield shaped cartouche to the centre of the cover, and brass handles at either side.

The box has an inlaid ivory plaque to the interior which displays the name 'R C Oldfield'

The interior of the mahogany box is lined with blue velvet.


The pieces of this exceptional vintage canteen are a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent condition.

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

Full hallmarks struck to each piece are all very clear.

The mahogany canteen box has been professionally polished by a cabinet maker, and is also in excellent, presentation condition.

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


Table knife 24.5cm/9.8"

Table fork 19.4cm/7.7"

Fish knife 20.1cm/8"

Fish fork 18cm/7.2"

Soup spoon 16.9cm/6.8"

Dessert fork 17cm/6.8"

Dessert spoon 17.6cm/7cm

Teaspoon 11.7/4.7"

Serving spoon 19.9 cm/8"

Sauce ladle 15.7cm/6"

Date: 1973

Total Weighable Silver

149 troy ounces/4634g (excluding the carving set, table and dessert knives)

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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