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SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver straight Queen's pattern flatware service for six persons; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons - Antique Victorian

Description


The pieces of this exceptional, antique Victorian sterling silver straight* flatware service for six persons have been crafted in Queen's pattern.


The anterior surface of each fork and spoon handle is embellished with the classic Queen's pattern ornamentation, including a convex shell design to the terminal, in addition to the scroll bordered honeysuckle and rosette design.


The decoration to the handle to each fork and spoon incorporates the contemporary engraved initials 'RP'.


Each piece features plain shoulders, in addition to the spoons and ladles bearing rounded heels.


The reverse surfaces of the spoons and forks are plain and unembellished, apart from the featured hallmarks.


This Queens pattern silver cutlery set consists of:

Basic Service:
6 Table knives
6 Table forks
6 Table spoons
6 Dessert knives
6 Dessert forks
6 Dessert spoons
Additional Pieces:
Pair of sauce ladles
Pair of serving spoons

The components of this antique Victorian service have been crafted by the Sheffield silversmith Joseph Ridge of John Round & Son Ltd in 1892, apart from the table and dessert knives, which are replacements**.


The sterling silver replacement knives, made by Emile Viner of Viner's Ltd in 1962, retain the original stainless steel blades.


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.


** Predominately all antique silver canteens have replacement knives as the originals have not stood the test of time.


Date: 1892

Condition


This antique Queens pattern silver cutlery set is a very good gauge of silver, excellent quality and in excellent presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of each piece and to the surface of the knives are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Table knife 24.6cm/9.7"

Table fork 20.5cm/8.1"

Table spoon 21.9cm/8.6"

Dessert knife 21.4cm/8.4"

Dessert fork 17.3cm/6.8"

Dessert spoon 18.1cm/7.1"

Sauce ladle 19.3cm/7.6"

Serving spoon 21.9cm/8.6"


Weight


61.4 troy ounces/1909g (excluding the table and dessert knives)


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. 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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