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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Antique Edwardian (1902)

An exceptional, fine and impressive, comprehensive antique Edwardian English sterling silver Lily pattern flatware service for twelve persons; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection

SKU: W8356

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The pieces of this exceptional and comprehensive, antique Edwardian sterling silver straight* flatware service for twelve persons have been crafted in Lily pattern.

The Lily pattern leaf decoration to the handle terminal and heel of each piece is a classic example of mid-Victorian naturalism.

This flatware service consists of 77 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Soup spoon
Additional Pieces:
Pair of salad servers
Pair of gravy spoons
Soup ladle

This comprehensive antique canteen benefits from very large and impressive pair of salad servers, gravy spoons and a soup ladle; all crafted in the Lily pattern.

The entire components of this antique service have been crafted by the renowned Birmingham silversmiths Elkington & Co Ltd in 1902, apart from the table and dessert knives.

The bone handled knives were crafted in a similar period by John Round & Son of Sheffield and are fitted with steel blades.

This English silver cutlery set can be purchased with matching silver handled knives with stainless steel blades, if so desired. The additional cost is pound sign1750 and could be dispatched immediately, with the rest of the service. For further information please contact Andrew Campbell directly.

These impressive examples of antique silverware are 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.

View the complete flatware and cutlery collection at AC Silver

Date: 1902


This antique English silver cutlery set is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The definition of the Lily pattern is very sharp.

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 Edwardian canteen.


Table knife 27.5cm/10.8"

Table fork 22.1cm/8.7"

Dessert knife 21.9cm/8.6"

Dessert fork 19cm/7.5"

Dessert spoon 19cm/7.5"

Soup spoon 19.9cm/7.8"

Gravy spoon 34cm/13.4"

Salad servers 33.7cm/13.3"

Soup ladle 33.6cm/13.2"


144 troy ounces/4479g (excluding the 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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