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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1898)

A magnificent, fine and impressive, comprehensive antique Victorian English sterling silver straight King's pattern flatware service for twelve persons - boxed; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection

SKU: A4130

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

The handle of each piece is embellished with the classic King's pattern ornamentation, including the shell design to the terminal, in addition to the central honeysuckle design.

The forks and spoons feature plain shoulders, in addition to bearing diamond shell heels.

This King's pattern cutlery service consists of 95 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
6 Table/Serving spoons
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Teaspoons
Additional Pieces:
Pair of sauce ladles
Soup ladle
Gravy spoon
6 Egg spoons
4 Salt spoons
Mustard spoon
Butter knife
Sugar tongs

This impressive service benefits from a comprehensive range of serving pieces.

The fundamental pieces of this silver King's pattern cutlery set, including the impressive serving pieces but excluding the table and dessert knives**, have been crafted by the renowned cutlery makers Thomas Alfred Slater, Walter Brindsley Slater & Henry Arthur Holland of Holland, Aldwinckle & Slater in 1898; as expected with period flatware crafted in London, this canteen is a superior gauge of silver.

This exceptional comprehensive sterling silver flatware service is fitted to the original and impressive oak wood lift up lid canteen box with two lift out trays.

One tray of this impressive box accommodated a composite handled carving set which has not stood the test of time; this versatile vacant storage compartment has not been refitted to preserve the original period interior.

This antique presentation canteen box features a brass carrying handle to either end and a vacant cartouche to the cover.

* "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.

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Date: 1898


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

The canteen box has been professionally polished by a cabinet maker and the original interior is in excellent presentation condition in keeping with age.

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.


Table knife 24.5cm/9.6"

Table fork 21.5cm/8.5"

Table/Serving spoon 22.4cm/8.8"

Dessert knife 21cm/8.3"

Dessert fork 18cm/7.1"

Dessert spoon 18.2cm/7.2"

Teaspoon 15cm/5.9"

Sauce ladle 18cm/7.1"

Soup ladle 33.5cm/13.2"

Gravy spoon 30cm/11.8"

Egg spoon 12.2cm/4.8"

Salt spoon 11.2cm/4.4"

Mustard spoon 12.5cm/4.9"

Butter knife 20.2cm/8"

Sugar tongs 15cm/5.9"


165 troy ounces/5132g (excluding table and dessert knives)

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