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SOLD - Dutch Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Art Deco Style - Antique 1936

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Dutch silver straight flatware service for twelve persons in the Art Deco style; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection

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SOLD - Dutch Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Art Deco Style - Antique 1936
SOLD - Dutch Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Art Deco Style - Antique 1936

Description


The pieces of this exceptional antique Dutch silver straight* flatware service for 12 persons have been crafted in the Art Deco style.


The plain tapering handle of each piece is embellished with Art Deco style tiered decoration with a stepped-down top.


The reverse surface of each piece is ornamented with the contemporary bright cut engraved initial 'F'.


This Art Deco cutlery set consists of 102 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
12 Table spoons
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Fish knives
12 Fish forks
Additional Pieces:
Pair of serving spoons
Pair of sauce ladles
Pair of salad/fruit servers

This impressive service benefits from a fine and impressive solid silver fish service.


The Dutch hallmarks struck to each piece, including the original knives include:

Maker's mark: GVK (Gerritsen & Van Kempen)

Silver quality/purity mark: Lion Passant mark with 2nd standard purity (.833, 833/1000)

Duty mark: Minerva head, B (Utrecht)

Date letter: B (1936)


These impressive examples of antique silverware are supplied in felt cutlery rolls; which not only protect the items in storage but significantly reduces tarnishing.


* "Straight" means all the pieces are made by the same maker in the same year.


Date: 1936

Condition


This antique Art Deco cutlery set is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Each piece has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

There is some subtle wear to the high points of a few knife terminals, in keeping with age; this does not affect their integrity.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse surface of each handle are all very clear; the hallmarks to the knife handles have wear in keeping with age but remain legible.


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


Dimensions


Table knife 25cm/9.8"

Table fork 20.7cm/8.1"

Table spoon 21cm/8.3"

Dessert knife 21.3cm/8.4"

Dessert fork 18cm/7.1"

Dessert spoon 17.7cm/7"

Fish knife 20.4cm/8"

Fish fork 16.4cm/6.5"

Serving spoon 24.7cm/9.7"

Sauce ladle 17.6cm/6.9"

Salad/Fruit server 20.5cm/8.1"


Weight


140.6 troy ounces/4374g (excluding the table and dessert knives)


View our complete collection of Art Deco silverware available at AC Silver

 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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