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Canteen of Cutlery Sheffield

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

An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage Elizabeth II English sterling silver flatware service for six persons by Garrard & Co Ltd - boxed; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection

SKU A9580


The pieces of this impressive, vintage sterling silver canteen of cutlery for six persons have been crafted in the Hanoverian Rat Tail pattern.

Each spoon and fork features a pip to the handle terminal, and the spoons feature a rat tail to the reverse of the bowls.

This Sheffield canteen of cutlery consists of 63 pieces:

Basic Service:
6 Table knives
6 Table forks
6 Soup spoons
6 Dessert knives
6 Dessert forks
6 Dessert spoons
6 Teaspoons
6 Coffee spoons
6 Egg spoons
Additional Pieces:
4 Serving spoons
Sauce ladle
Sugar tongs
Large carving knife
Carving fork
Sharpening steel

The components of this canteen, including the original knives were crafted by the renowned silversmiths Garrard & Co Ltd in 1970; the components will have been crafted in the same year but due to the hallmarking system the items are struck with the date letters B and C.

The original knives bear the maker's mark 'Garrard & Co Ltd, 112 Regent Street, Made in England, Rustless' to the stainless steel blades.

This exceptional canteen of cutlery is fitted to the original and impressive mahogany wood lift up lid canteen box with green velvet interior.

The canteen box secures with a functional locking mechanism and key.

View the complete flatware collection at AC Silver

Date: 1970

This vintage silver canteen of cutlery is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The service has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

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

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse surface 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.

Table knife 24.2cm/9.5"

Table fork 19.9cm/7.8"

Soup spoon 17.2cm/6.8"

Dessert knife 21.5cm/8.5"

Dessert fork 16.9cm/6.7"

Dessert spoon 17.7cm/7"

Teaspoon 11.9cm/4.7"

Coffee Spoon 11.2cm/4.4"

Egg spoon 11.9cm/4.7"

Serving Spoon 20cm/7.9"

Sauce ladle 15.8cm/6.2"

Sugar tongs 10.5cm/4.1"

Carving knife 36.1cm/14.2"

Carving fork 27.4cm/10.8"

Sharpening steel 32cm/12.6"

58.5 troy ounces/1818g (excluding knives and carving set)

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