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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1881)

An exceptional, fine and impressive, comprehensive antique English sterling silver Old English pattern canteen of cutlery made by George William Adams; an addition to our antique flatware sets

SKU: C2116

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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1881)


The pieces of this exceptional straight antique Victorian sterling silver flatware service have been crafted in the Old English pattern.

The anterior surface of each fork handle and the reverse surface of each spoon handle features a pip to the terminal.

Each piece is further ornamented with the contemporary bright cut engraved crest of a wolf's head erased above a mullet charged with a crescent.

This antique set consists of 122 pieces:

Basic Service:
36 Table forks
4 Table / Serving spoons
23 Dessert forks
25 Dessert spoons
21 Teaspoons
Additional pieces:
Pair of gravy spoons
Soup ladles
4 Sauce ladles
Pair of butter knifes
Pair of caddy spoons
Sugar tongs
Runcible spoons

Each piece of this antique Old English pattern cutlery set has been crafted by the collectable, renowned silversmith and flatware maker George Adams of Chawner & Co in 1881; such comprehensive services by this maker are difficult to locate.

This antique silver service can be purchased with Old English pattern knives if so desired; for further information please contact Andrew Campbell directly at [email protected].

This antique flatware service is supplied in felt cutlery rolls; which not only protect the items in storage but significantly reduce tarnishing.

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

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Date: 1881


This antique Old English pattern cutlery set is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

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

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


Table fork 20.2cm/8"

Table/serving spoon 22.3cm/8.8"

Dessert fork 17.6cm/6.9"

Dessert spoon 17.8cm/7"

Teaspoon 14.1cm/5.6"

Gravy spoon 31.9cm/12.6"

Soup ladle 34.5cm/13.6"

Sauce ladle 18.7cm/7.4"

Butter knife 19.7cm/7.8"

Caddy spoon 14.1cm/5.6"

Sugar tongs 13.9cm/5.5"

Runcible spoon 13.9cm/5.5"


222.1 troy ounces/6907g

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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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