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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive, comprehensive antique Victorian English sterling silver straight Fiddle, Thread and Shell flatware service for eighteen persons made by William Eaton; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection

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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Eighteen Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian

Description


The pieces of this exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver flatware service for eighteen persons have been crafted in the Fiddle, Thread and Shell pattern.


The surface of each handle is embellished with a paralleling thread decorated border accented with a shell design to the terminal.


The anterior surface of each handle terminal is embellished with the contemporary bright cut engraved crest depicting a man's head with a tied hunting horn.


The reverse of each solid silver fork and spoon features a diamond heel.


This comprehensive Fiddle, Thread and Shell flatware service consists of 96 pieces:

Basic Service
18 Table forks
18 Table spoons
18 Dessert forks
18 Dessert spoons
12 Teaspoons
Additional Pieces
6 Serving spoons
Pair of sauce ladles
Pair of salt spoons
Soup ladle
Butter knife

The fundamental pieces of this straight* service have been crafted by the collectable, renowned silversmith and flatware specialist William Eaton in 1844.


This flatware set can be purchased with English sterling silver Fiddle, Thread and Shell pattern knives if so desired; for further information please contact Andrew Campbell directly at enquiries@acsilver.co.uk.


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.


Read a blog about a range of classic flatware patterns


Date: 1844

Condition


This antique Fiddle, Thread and Shell flatware service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The flatware pattern is very sharp and the bright cut engraved heraldry is very crisp.

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


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


Dimensions


Table fork 20.7cm/8.1"

Table spoon 22.3cm/8.8"

Dessert fork 18.3cm/7.2"

Dessert spoon 17.7cm/7"

Teaspoon 14.5cm/5.7"

Serving Spoon 22.3cm/8.8"

Sauce ladle 18cm/7.1"

Salt spoon 11.2cm/4.4"

Soup ladle 35.2cm/13.9"

Butter knife 20.4cm/8"


Weight


248.6 troy ounces/7734g


 
 
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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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