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Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 8
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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eight Persons - Vintage (1959)

£5,950.00

An exceptional, fine and impressive, vintage Elizabeth II English straight sterling silver flatware service for eight persons - boxed; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection

SKU C7581

The pieces of this exceptional vintage straight* silver cutlery set for 8 persons have been crafted in the Hanoverian rat tail pattern.


The surface of each rounded handle is embellished with a pip to the terminal, in addition to the contemporary engraved initial 'A'.


Each silver spoon, fork and ladle features rat tail ornamentation to the reverse.


The original silver forks have three tines/prongs; these are highly desirable.


This sterling silver flatware set for 8 consists of 81 pieces:

Basic Service:
8 Table knives
8 Table forks
8 Soup spoons
8 Dessert knives
8 Dessert forks
8 Dessert spoons
8 Teaspoons
8 Fish knives
8 Fish forks
Additional Pieces:
4 Serving spoons
Pair of sauce ladles
Carving knife
Carving fork
Sharpening steel

This impressive service benefits from a fine and impressive sterling silver bladed fish service.


The fundamental components of this vintage service have been crafted by the Sheffield silversmiths Gee & Holmes in 1959; the components will have been crafted in the same year but due to the hallmarking system the items are struck with the date letters Q and R.


The table and dessert knives, in addition to the fish service and carving service, are fitted with composite handles, embellished with the original stained initials 'A'; this initial reflects that engraved to the spoons, forks and ladles.


The table and dessert knives are fitted with stainless steel blades bearing the mark 'Harrods Ld, G.H. Knightsbridge.S.W., Stainless'.


This exceptional sterling silver English cutlery set is fitted to a veneered walnut lift up lid canteen box, with a velvet lined interior.


The cover of the canteen is embellished with a cartouche, ornamented with the engraved initial 'A'.


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


Maker: Gee & Holmes

Date: 1959

This vintage silver flatware service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Each piece has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The carving knife's sterling silver blade shows wear in keeping with age and use.

The canteen box has been professionally polished by a cabinet maker; the green velvet fitment has some wear in keeping with age.

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


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


Table knife 23.6cm/9.3"

Soup spoon 16.9cm/6.7"

Table fork 20.9cm/8.2"

Dessert knife 20.5cm/8.1"

Dessert fork 17.7cm/7"

Dessert spoon 17.8cm/7"

Teaspoon 12.7cm/5"

Fish fork 17.5cm/6.9"

Fish knife 20.9cm/8.2"

Serving spoon 21.1cm/8.3"

Sauce ladle 17.8cm/7"

Carving fork 25.3cm/10"

Sharpening steel 31cm/12.2"

Carving knife 33.8cm/13.3"


81.4 troy ounces/2531g (excluding composite handled components)


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