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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Antique Edwardian (1907)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver straight Fiddle pattern flatware service for twelve persons - boxed; an addition to our Sheffield silver canteen of cutlery collection

SKU: C1136

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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Antique Edwardian (1907)


The pieces of this exceptional and comprehensive antique Victorian sterling silver straight* flatware set for twelve persons have been crafted in the Fiddle pattern.

The surface of each handle, including the bone handle components, is embellished with a contemporary engraved crest** of a boar's head.

The reverse surface of each spoon and fork features a rounded heel to the bowl and pip to the handle terminal.

This Sheffield silver cutlery canteen consists of 114 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
12 Table spoons
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Teaspoons
6 Egg spoons
Additional Pieces:
Soup ladle
Pair of sauce ladles
Pair of gravy spoons
Pair of butter knives
Pair of fish servers
6 Salt spoons
Pair of mustard spoons
Sugar/caddy spoon
Sugar tongs
Meat carving knife
Game carving knife
Meat carving fork
Game carving fork
Sharpening steel

The fundamental pieces of this silver cutlery set and serving peices have been crafted by the Sheffield silversmiths A Beardshaw & Co in 1907.

This service retains the original bone handled knives and carving set; each steel blade bears the retailer/maker's mark 'A Beardshaw & Co, Victoria St, Sheffield'.

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

The egg spoons, mustard spoons and salt spoons retain the original gilded bowls; two salt spoons are ungilded.

This exceptional comprehensive sterling silver fiddle pattern service is fitted to the original and impressive oak wood three drawer canteen box.

The box is fitted with brass drawer and carrying handles in addition to a shaped vacant cartouche to the upper portion.

The cartouche bears the contemporary engraved inscription 'Presented to Edward Barton Esquire, on the occasion of his leaving Dundalk, by his Numerous Friends, NovR 1907'.

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

** This crest pertains to the family name Barton; this crest can be associated with a mutitude of family names, however the presentation inscription determines this resolute identification.

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Date: 1907


This antique Sheffield silver cutlery/canteen is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

Each component of this sterling silver service has been professionally polished.

There is some discolouration to the original bone handled knives as to be expected, in keeping with age

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

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 26.6cm/10.5"

Table fork 19.7cm/7.8"

Table spoon 21.4cm/8.4"

Dessert knife 21.3cm/8.4"

Dessert fork 17.1cm/6.7"

Dessert spoon 17.8cm/7"

Teaspoon 13.8cm/5.4"

Egg spoon 12.5cm/4.9"

Soup ladle 25.6cm/10.1"

Sauce ladle 16.5cm/6.5"

Gravy spoon 19.9cm/7.8"

Butter knife 18.5cm/7.3"

Fish serving knife 30.6cm/12"

Fish serving fork 22.3cm/8.8"

Salt spoon 8.9cm/3.5"

Mustard spoon 12.9cm/5.1"

Sugar/caddy spoon 13.2cm/5.2"

Sugar tongs 12cm/4.7"

Meat carving knife 35.3cm/13.9"

Game carving knife 21.1cm/8.3"

Meat carving fork 26.2cm/10.3"

Game carving fork 25.4cm/10"

Sharpening steel 31.1cm/12.2"


148.9 troy ounces/4632g (excluding bone handled components)

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