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SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons

An exceptional, fine and impressive, comprehensive antique Edwardian English sterling silver straight flatware service for twelve persons; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons
SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons

Description


The pieces of this exceptional and comprehensive antique Edwardian sterling silver straight* flatware service for twelve persons have been crafted in the Old English shape.


The surface of each handle is embellished with a paralleling Chippendale style incurved border.


This Sheffield silver cutlery set consists of 107 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
12 Table spoons
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Teaspoons
Additional Pieces:
4 Serving spoons
Asparagus servers
Pair of ice tongs
Pair of sauce ladles
Pair of salad servers
Pair of butter knives
Pair of pickle forks
Pair of mustard spoons
4 Salt spoons
Sifter spoon
Nut cracker

This impressive service benefits from an extensive range of serving pieces.


The solid silver nutcracker indicates the high quality of the service; often nutcrackers would feature a silver handle and an electroplated silver or steel hinged claw portion, however this piece is hallmarked sterling silver.


The fundamental pieces of this silver cutlery set, including the impressive serving pieces and knives**, have been crafted by the Sheffield silversmith Joseph Ridge of John Round & Son Ltd in 1907.


This antique 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 stainless steel blades of the original knives have been replaced.


Date: 1907

Condition


This antique Sheffield silver cutlery service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional 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 25cm/9.8"

Table fork 19.7cm/7.8"

Table spoon 19.6cm/7.7"

Dessert knife 23.3cm/9.2"

Dessert fork 17.7cm/7"

Dessert spoon 18cm/7.1"

Teaspoon 13.3cm/5.2"

Serving spoon 21cm/8.3"

Sauce ladle 18.3cm/7.2"

Salad server 22.8cm/9"

Asparagus servers 22.1cm/8.7"

Pickle fork 14.3cm/5.6"

Butter knife 12.4cm/4.9"

Sifter spoon 16cm/6.3"

Mustard spoon 13.7cm/5.4"

Salt spoon 9.5cm/3.7"

Ice tongs 10.6cm/4.2"

Nut cracker 16.2cm/6.4"


Weight


139.5 troy ounces/4338g (excluding 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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