The pieces of this exceptional and comprehensive antique George V English sterling silver canteen of cutlery service for twelve persons are crafted in a tapering form.
The surface of each tapering handle is embellished with a swept terminal accented with an oval floral rosette design.
The blade of each fish and hors d'oeuvre knife and fork, in addition to each salad fork are embellished with paralleling engraved borders.
This table canteen of silver cutlery for 12 persons contains 155 pieces:
- Basic Service:
- 12 Table knives
- 12 Table forks
- 12 Soup spoons
- 12 Dessert knives
- 12 Dessert forks
- 12 Dessert spoons
- 12 Fish knives
- 12 Fish forks
- 12 Hors d'oeuvre knives
- 12 Hors d'oeuvre forks
- 12 Salad forks
- 12 Teaspoons
- Additional Pieces:
- Sauce ladle
- Soup ladle
- Pair of fruit serving spoons
- Pair of salad servers
- Fish serving knife
- Fish serving fork
- Carving fork
- Carving knife
- Sugar tongs
This impressive service benefits from an extensive range of serving pieces, in addition to an exceptional matching solid silver fish set and hors d'oeuvre service.
The pieces of this comprehensive service were crafted by the Sheffield silversmith V B Vickers & Co in 1930.
The original knives were crafted by the handle specialists Yates Brothers in 1930 and the stainless steel blades of the original table and dessert knives bear the mark 'Universe Cutlery, Sheffield Made' incorporated into a garter, in addition to the mark 'Firth, Brearley, Stainless De luxe'.
This impressive canteen of cutlery is fitted to the original, fine and impressive oak wood lift up lid and three draw canteen table; this is an impressive piece of furniture in its own right.
Each draw is fitted with two brass handles and an escutcheon to the anterior surface.
The interior of each drawer and the lift up lid retain the original green velvet interior.
This exceptional example of antique furniture retains the original fitted fully working locking mechanism and key.
Such compact canteen tables are desirable and becoming increasingly difficult to locate.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the size and weight of this canteen, we are only able to offer free shipping within the UK. Please contact Andrew Campbell to enquire about worldwide transit costs.
Maker: V B Vickers & Co