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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eight Persons - Vintage George VI (1941)

An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage George VI English sterling silver straight Hanoverian Rat Tail pattern canteen of cutlery for eight persons; an addition to our antique flatware sets

SKU: C1539

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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eight Persons - Vintage George VI (1941)


The pieces of this exceptional vintage George VI straight* sterling silver flatware service for eight persons, have been crafted in the Hanoverian Rat Tail pattern.

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

Each spoon features an impressive rat tail ornamentation to the reverse of the bowl.

The original sterling silver forks have three tines/prongs; a highly desirable feature for such a service.

This silver Hanoverian pattern flatware service consists of 60 pieces:

Basic Service:
8 Table forks
8 Soup spoons
8 Dessert forks
8 Dessert spoons
4 Serving spoons

The fundamental pieces of this silver cutlery set have been crafted by the Sheffield silversmith George Howson of Harrison Brothers & Howson in 1941; the components will have been crafted in the same year but due to the hallmarking system the items are struck with the date letters x and y.

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

This vintage 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: 1941


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

The service has been professionally polished and is in 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 19.5cm/7.7"

Soup spoon 17.3cm/6.8"

Dessert fork 16.8cm/6.6"

Dessert spoon 17.6cm/6.9"

Serving spoon 21cm/8.3"


67.5 troy ounces/2100g

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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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