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SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery by Mappin & Webb - Vintage

An exceptional, fine and impressive Elizabeth II English sterling silver straight King's pattern flatware service for six persons - boxed; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery by Mappin & Webb - Vintage
SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery by Mappin & Webb - Vintage

Description


The pieces of this exceptional vintage sterling silver straight* flatware service for six persons have been crafted in the King's pattern.


The handle of each piece is embellished with the classic King's pattern ornamentation, including the shell design to the terminal, in addition to the central honeysuckle design.


The forks and spoons feature plain shoulders, in addition to bearing diamond shell heels.


This Kings pattern cutlery canteen consists of 49 pieces:

Basic Service:
6 Table knives
6 Table forks
6 Soup spoons
6 Dessert knives
6 Dessert forks
6 Dessert spoons
6 Teaspoons
Additional Pieces:
4 Serving spoons
Carving knife
Carving fork
Sharpening steel

The components of this vintage Elizabeth II service, including the original knives, have been crafted by the Sheffield silversmiths Mappin & Webb Ltd in 1964; the components will have been crafted in the same year but due to the hallmarking system the items are struck with the date letters V and W.


The blade of each original knife bears the maker's mark 'Trustworty, Mappin & Webb, Sheffield, Stainless'.


This impressive canteen of cutlery is fitted to the original, fine and impressive oak lift up lid and well canteen box, with the original velvet lined interior.


The cover of the box features a plain rectangular vacant cartouche.


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


Date: 1964

Condition


This vintage cutlery set is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The components of this service have been professionally polished and are in presentation condition.

There are some natural fire marks to the original knife handles, in keeping with age.

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

The interior to the canteen box is in excellent condition, in keeping with age.

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 vintage canteen.


Dimensions


Table knife 23.5cm/9.3"

Table fork 20cm/7.9"

Soup spoon 17.5cm/6.9"

Dessert knife 21cm/8.3"

Dessert fork 18cm/7.1"

Dessert spoon 18cm/7.1"

Teaspoon 13cm/5.1"

Serving spoon 222cm/87.4"

Carving knife 32cm/12.6"

Carving fork 26cm/10.2"

Sharpening steel 29cm/11.4"


Weight


72 troy ounces/2239g (excluding the table/dessert knives and carving set)


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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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