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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Ten Persons - Antique Edwardian (1903)

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

SKU: A6133

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The pieces of this exceptional antique Edwardian sterling silver straight* flatware service for ten persons have been crafted in the Hanoverian Rat Tail pattern.

The surface of each handle is plain and unembellished, apart from a pip to the anterior terminal.

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

This canteen of cutlery made in Sheffield consists of 70 pieces:

Basic Service:
10 Table knives
10 Table forks
10 Table spoons
10 Dessert knives
10 Dessert forks
10 Dessert spoons
10 Teaspoons

The fundamental pieces of this silver cutlery set have been crafted by the Sheffield silversmith JDavid & George Edward of George Edward & Sons in 1903, apart from the table and dessert knives, which are replacements**.

The replacement Sheffield made sterling silver knives were crafted in 1967 and retain the original steel blades.

This canteen of cutlery can be purchased with plain sterling silver handled Old English pattern knives if so desired, for further information please contact Andrew Campbell directly at [email protected];

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.

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

View the full range of cutlery available at AC Silver

Date: 1903


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

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

The stainless steel blades to the knives have some natural discolouration.

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

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


Table knife 23.8cm/9.4"

Table fork 20cm/7.9"

Table spoon 21.1cm/8.3"

Dessert knife 21.4cm/8.4"

Dessert fork 17.1cm/6.7"

Dessert spoon 17.5cm/6.9"

Teaspoon 12.3cm/4.8"


89.4 troy ounces/2779g (excluding table and dessert knives)

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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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