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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons - Antique

Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons - Antique

An exceptional, fine and impressive, composite antique English sterling silver Old English pattern flatware service for six persons; an addition to our antique London silverware collection

SKU A5945


The pieces of this exceptional, sterling silver antique flatware set for 6 persons 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 spoon bears a plain rounded heel to the reverse of the bowl.

This antique flatware set for 6 consists of 36 pieces:

Basic Service:
6 Table knives
6 Table forks
6 Table spoons
6 Dessert knives
6 Dessert forks
6 Dessert spoons

The pieces of this impressive antique utilitarian London silver service were crafted by a variety of makers:

Table forks:
William Eley & William Fearn, 1805
Table spoons:
William Sumner & Richard Crossley, 1777
Dessert forks:
Solomon Hougham, 1808
Richard Turner, 1814
Charles Boyton (I), 1835
Dessert spoons:
John Lampfert, circa 1765
John Lambe, circa 1775
Thomas Chawner circa 1780

The sterling silver table and dessert knives are replacements*.

These impressive examples of antique silverware are supplied in felt cutlery rolls; which not only protect the items in storage but significantly reduces tarnishing.

* Predominately all antique silver canteens have replacement knives as the originals have not stood the test of time.

This antique canteen is a very good gauge of silver, excellent quality and in excellent presentation condition in keeping with age.

There is some wear to the tines in keeping with age and use.

Due to the nature of where struck, the full hallmarks struck to the reverse surface of each piece have wear in keeping with age.

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

Table knife 24.9cm/9.8"

Table fork 20.6cm/8.1"

Table spoon 21.4cm/8.4"

Dessert knife 22.2cm/8.7"

Dessert fork 16.6cm/6.5"

Dessert spoon 17.1cm/6.7"

41.3 troy ounces/1283g (excluding table and dessert knives)

Proud Members of

International Federation of Art and Antique Dealer Associations CINOA
National Association of Jewellery UK's trade association NAJ