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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1846)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique English sterling silver straight Fiddle, Thread & Shell pattern flatware service for six persons made by George Adams; an addition to our flatware collection

SKU: A8540
Price: £3,950.00
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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1846)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1846)

Description


The pieces of this exceptional, antique Victorian straight* sterling silver flatware set for six 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 and reverse of each bowl.


The anterior surface of each spoon and posterior surface of each fork handle terminal are ornamented with a contemporary bright cut engraved crest of a hawk rousant.


This Fiddle Thread and Shell pattern flatware set consists of 32 pieces:

Basic Service:
6 Table forks
6 Table spoons
6 Dessert forks
6 Dessert spoons
6 Teaspoons
Additional Pieces:
Pair of sugar tongs
Sauce ladle

The fundamental pieces of this service have been crafted by the collectable, renowned silversmith and flatware maker George Adams of Chawner & Co in 1846.


This antique silver service can be purchased with knives if so desired, either a traditional Thread and Shell pattern or Fiddle Thread and Shell pattern can be arranged; 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 reduces tarnishing.


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


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Date: 1846

Condition


This Fiddle Thread and Shell pattern flatware set is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The pattern decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved crests are all very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of each piece are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this impressive example of antique German silverware.


Dimensions


Table fork 20.7cm/8.1"

Table spoon 22.5cm/8.9"

Dessert fork 17.4cm/6.9"

Dessert spoon 18.2cm/7.2"

Teaspoon 14.5cm/5.7"

Sugar tongs 14.8cm/5.8"

Sauce ladle 18.2cm/7.2"


Total Weight


72.1 troy ounces/2242g


 
 
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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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