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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eight Persons - Vintage (1970)

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

SKU: C3059

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The pieces of this exceptional, vintage Elizabeth II straight*, sterling silver flatware set for eight persons have been crafted in King's pattern.

The reverse of each spoon and fork features a union shell and diamond heel in addition to convex shell ornamentation to the terminal.

This Kings pattern canteen of cutlery consists of 71 pieces:

Basic Service:
8 Table knives
8 Table forks
8 Soup spoons
8 Dessert Knives
8 Dessert forks
8 Dessert spoons
8 Fish Knives
8 Fish forks
Additional Pieces:
Pair of fish servers
4 Serving spoons
Sauce ladles

This exceptional Kings Pattern silver cutlery set benefits from a solid silver fish service and servers.

The components of this vintage service have been crafted by the Sheffield silversmith Charles William Fletcher of C W Fletcher & Son Ltd, in 1970.

This exceptional sterling silver English cutlery set is fitted to the original veneer walnut wood lift up lid canteen box with one drawer; the box has a vacant and versatile storage compartment to the back of the drawer.

The upper pleateau of the original canteen box cover incorporates a central burr walnut panel.

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

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Date: 1970


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

The King's pattern ornamentation is very sharp.

Each component of the service has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The original box has been professionally polished by a cabinet maker and is also in presentation condition.

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 Kings pattern cutlery service.


Table knife 24.8cm/9.8"

Table fork 20cm/7.9"

Soup spoon 19.2cm/7.6"

Dessert knife 21.6cm/8.5"

Dessert fork 18.1cm/7.1"

Dessert spoon 18.6cm/7.3"

Fish knife 18.5cm/7.3"

Fish fork 22.5cm/8.9"

Serving fish knife 32cm/12.6"

Serving fish fork 33.8cm/13.3"

Serving spoon 22.6cm/8.9"

Sauce ladle 16.3cm/6.4"


129.4 troy ounces/4026g (excluding original table and dessert knives)

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