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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1897)

A magnificent, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver Old English Bead pattern flatware service for twelve persons - boxed; an addition to our Victorian flatware collection

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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1897)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1897)

Description


The pieces of this magnificent antique Victorian English sterling silver flatware set for 12 persons are crafted in the Old English Bead pattern.


The anterior and posterior surface of each piece is encompassed with an impressive paralleling double struck bead decorated border.


The anterior surface of each fork and spoon handle is embellished with a contemporary bright cut engraved crest of a demi-lion holding a cross crosslet fitchy .


The anterior of each fork handle and the reverse of each spoon handle features a pip to the terminal, in addition to each spoon featuring a rounded heel to the reverse of the bowl.


This Victorian flatware service consists of 108 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
12 Table/Soup spoons
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Fish knives
12 Fish forks
12 Teaspoons

This impressive service benefits from a fine and impressive solid sterling silver fish service, crafted by C J Vander Ltd in Sheffield, 1967


The fundamental pieces of flatware have been crafted by the London silversmith Francis Boone Thomas of F B Thomas & Co in 1897, apart from the teaspoons which were crafted by John Aldwinckle & Thomas Slater, 1893.


The original knives have been crafted using the same handles and fitted with stainless steel blades; half the blades bear the marks for 'Roberts & Belk Ltd, Sheffield, England' and the others 'C J Vander, England'.


This impressive canteen of cutlery is fitted to the original, fine and impressive oak wood lift up lid and well, two draw canteen box.


The box features brass drawer and carrying handles, in addition to an incurved shaped vacant cartouche to the upper surface.


The interior of each drawer/compartment has been refitted with navy velvet replicating the same appearance as the original covering.


What is sterling silver?


Date: 1897

Condition


This antique Victorian flatware set is a superior gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse surface of each piece, including the blades of the fish service, are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine and impressive flatware set for 12.


Dimensions


Table knife 24.6cm/9.7"

Table fork 21cm/8.3"

Table/Soup spoon 22.7cm/8.9"

Dessert knife 21.5cm/8.5"

Dessert fork 17.7cm/7"

Dessert spoon 18cm/7.1"

Fish knife 21cm/8.3"

Fish fork 19cm/7.5"

Teaspoon 14cm/5.5"


Total Weighable Silver


168 troy ounces/5225g (excluding table and dessert knives)


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. 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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