The pieces of this exceptional, antique Victorian English Britannia* silver flatware service for twelve persons have been crafted in the Trefid pattern.
The reverse surface of each silver spoon and fork handle terminal is embellished with a fine and impressive contemporary engraved crest depicting a bugle-horn stringed.
Each Trefid spoon and ladle features a prominent and impressive, classic rat tail ornamentation to the reverse of the bowl.
The original Britannia silver forks have three tines/prongs; these are highly desirable.
This silver canteen consists of 70 pieces:
- Basic Service:
- 12 Table forks
- 12 Table spoons
- 12 Dessert forks
- 12 Dessert spoons
- 6 Teaspoons
- 6 Coffee spoons
- Additional Pieces:
- Pair of serving spoons
- Pair of sauce ladles
- 6 Salt spoons
Each piece of this straight** cutlery service have been crafted by the English silversmith and flatware makers John Chapple & John Mantell in 1887.
This silver Trefid pattern flatware service can be purchased with associated knives if so desired, for further information please contact Andrew Campbell directly.
This impressive antique Trefid pattern cutlery service is supplied in felt cutlery rolls; which not only protect the items in storage but significantly reduce tarnishing.
Such a period canteen in this pattern and condition is extremely rare and highly desirable; services such as this are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.
* Britannia Silver - The Britannia silver standard of 958 (95.84% of fine silver), denoted by the icon of the seated Britannia holding an oval shield, was introduced by William III in 1697. This was to indicate the slightly higher standard of silver from sterling silver standard of 925 (92.5% of fine silver).
** "Straight" means all the pieces are made by the same maker in the same year.
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Maker: John Chapple & John Mantell