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SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery by Mappin & Webb - Antique George V

A magnificent, fine and impressive, comprehensive antique George V English sterling silver straight Fiddle Thread and Shell pattern flatware service for twelve persons - boxed; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection

SKU: A4138
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SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery by Mappin & Webb - Antique George V
SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery by Mappin & Webb - Antique George V


The pieces of this magnificent and comprehensive antique George V sterling silver straight* flatware service for twelve persons have been crafted in the Fiddle Thread and Shell pattern.

The surface of each handle is embellished with a contemporary bright cut engraved initial 'B'**.

The reverse of each solid silver fork and spoon features a diamond heel.

This Mappin and Webb cutlery canteen consists of:

Basic Service:
18 Table knives
18 Table forks
12 Soup spoons
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Fruit knives
12 Fruit forks
12 Fish knives
12 Fish forks
12 Teaspoons
12 Coffee spoons
Additional Pieces:
8 Table/Serving spoons
6 Egg spoons
Fish server knife
Fish server fork
Pair of fruit serving spoons
Pair of sauce ladles
Soup ladle
Sifter ladle
Gravy spoon
Grape shears
Sugar tongs
Mustard spoon
Pair of butter knives
Pair of nut crackers
4 Salt spoons
4 Knife rest
2 Carving knives
2 Carving forks
Carving steel

This impressive service benefits from an extensive range of serving pieces and an additional six table knives and forks; with canteens of this period additional table pieces allowed for more place settings.

The mustard spoon, salt spoons, egg spoons and fruit servers all retain the original gilded interior.

The fundamental pieces of this silver cutlery set, including the impressive serving pieces and knives, have been crafted by the notable silversmiths Mappin & Webb Ltd in 1919; each component of this set will have been crafted in the same year but due to the hallmarking system some pieces bear the date letter 'c' and the others feature 'd'.

The handles of the knives, carving set and nut crackers are filled.

The original sterling silver knife handles of the table and dessert set, in addition to one carving knife, are fitted with replacement stainless steel blades; the second carving knife blade retains the retailer's mark 'Mappin & Webb, Stainless, Sheffield W'.


This exceptional comprehensive cutlery set is fitted to the original and impressive mahogany wood four drawer canteen box which feature brass carrying/drawer handles and two walnut veneered hinged doors.

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

** The initials to the solid silver pieces can be erased if required.

What is sterling silver?

Date: 1919


This antique cutlery service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The filled handled pieces are in exceptional presentation condition, in keeping with age.

The canteen box has been professionally polished by a cabinet maker.

The original interior of each drawer has some natural wear in keeping with age, but can be considered in presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of each solid silver piece are all exceptionally clear; hallmarks are deeply struck due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

The hallmarks to each of the filled handles have wear in keeping with the type of handle and age.

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


Table knife 25cm/9.8"

Table fork 21cm/8.3"

Soup spoon 25.7cm/10.1"

Dessert knife 22.3cm/8.8"

Dessert fork 18cm/7.1"

Dessert spoon 18.2cm/7.2"

Fruit knife 21cm/8.3"

Fruit fork 17.9cm/7"

Fish knife 22cm/8.7"

Fish fork 18.9cm/7.4"

Teaspoon 12.6cm/5"

Coffee spoon 11cm/4.3"

Serving spoon 22cm/8.7"

Egg spoon 12cm/4.7"

Fish server knife 29.8cm/11.7"

Fish server fork 23cm/9.1"

Fruit serving spoon 21.6cm/8.5"

Soup ladle 33.5cm/13.2"

Sauce ladle 16.5cm/6.5"

Sifter ladle 15.7cm/6.2"

Gravy spoon 31cm/12.2"

Grape shears 17.8cm/7"

Sugar tongs 12.2cm/4.8"

Butter knife 16.5cm/6.5"

Mustard spoon 11.2cm/4.4"

Salt spoon 9.7cm/3.8"

Knife rest 7.1cm/2.8"

Nut crackers 15.7cm/6.2"

Carving knife 36cm/14.2"

Carving knife 31cm/12.2"

Carving fork 27.8cm/10.9"

Carving fork 25.5cm/10"

Carving steel 32cm/12.6"


249 troy ounces/7745g (excluding filled handle components)

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