The pieces of this exceptional and comprehensive antique George V sterling silver straight* flatware service for twelve persons have been crafted in the Pembury pattern**.
The anterior surface of each fork and spoon handle has an Art Deco style plain paralleling stepped reeded edge with a fancy arched terminal.
Each handle features the contemporary bright cut engraved initials 'BDS', in an Art Deco style typeface.
The posterior surfaces are plain and unembellished.
This Mappin and Webb cutlery canteen consists of 203 pieces:
- Basic Service:
- 12 Table knives
- 12 Table forks
- 12 Soup spoons
- 12 Dessert knives
- 12 Dessert forks
- 12 Dessert spoons
- 12 Fish knives
- 12 Fish forks
- 12 Fruit knives
- 12 Fruit forks
- 12 O'deourve knives
- 12 O'deourve forks
- 12 Cake forks
- 12 Teaspoons
- 12 Grapefruit spoons
- 12 Ice-cream spoons
- Additional Pieces:
- 6 Table/Serving spoons
- Pair of butter knives
- Fish serving knife
- Fish serving fork
- Sauce ladle
This impressive service benefits from a comprehensive range of serving pieces in addition to the solid silver fish, fruit and o'deorve services; the blades of each piece is crafted in sterling silver.
These additional services bear the registration number 'Rd664260'.
The fundamental pieces of this Pembury pattern cutlery set, including the original knives, have been crafted by the Sheffield silversmith Mappin & Webb Ltd in 1926, apart from one plain replacement teaspoon which is stamped with sterling to the posterior surface.
The anterior surface of this replacement teaspoon is plain and does not bear the aforementioned engraved initials.
The stainless steel blades to each of the original table and dessert knives bear the maker's mark 'Trustworthy, Mappin & Webb, Sheffield, Stainless'.
This exceptional comprehensive sterling silver service is fitted to the original and impressive cross banded oak wood three drawer canteen table.
Two drawers have vacant and versatile storage compartments to the rear portions.
The box is fitted with original brass drawer handles and supported by four impressive carved cabriole style legs; this box is an impressive piece of furniture in its own right.
* "Straight" means all the pieces are made by the same maker in the same year.
** Pembury pattern was made by only two firms: Mappin & Webb Ltd and Roberts & Doré Ltd.