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

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique English sterling silver straight Athlone pattern flatware service for twelve persons in the Art Deco style - boxed; an addition to our canteen collection

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

Description


The pieces of this fine antique English sterling silver straight* flatware service for twelve persons have been crafted in the Art Deco style, Athlone pattern.


The forks and spoons have tapering handles with cut cornered terminals, all in the iconic Art Deco style.


This boxed canteen of cutlery consists of:

Basic Service:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
12 Soup spoons
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Teaspoons
Additional Pieces:
4 Serving spoons

The fundamental pieces of canteen have been crafted by the Sheffield silversmiths Roberts & Dore Ltd in 1932, apart from the replacement* Art Deco table and dessert knives, which were made by Walker & Hall in 1974.


The blade to each knife bears the maker’s mark ‘Walker & Hall, Sheffield’.


This impressive canteen of cutlery is fitted to the original, fine and impressive Art Deco style oak lift up lid and well locking canteen box, with a refitted navy blue velvet interior replicating the same style as the original covering.


The box retains the original working locking mechanism and original key.


* "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: 1932

Condition


This antique boxed canteen of cutlery is an excellent gauge of silver, excellent quality and in excellent condition.

Each component of the service has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

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

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of each fork and spoon, and the surface of each knife are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Table knife 24cm/9.4"

Table fork 20.2cm/8"

Soup spoon 19.6cm/7.7"

Dessert knife 21.5cm/8.5"

Dessert fork 17.9cm/7"

Dessert spoon 18.4cm/7.2"

Teaspoon 11cm/4.3"

Serving spoon 21.5cm/8.5"


Total Weight


126 troy ounces/3919g (excluding table and dessert knives)


View the complete boxed canteen of 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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