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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Antique

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique English sterling silver Hanoverian Rat Tail pattern flatware service for twelve persons - boxed; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection

SKU: A3333

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The pieces of this impressive, antique sterling silver canteen of cutlery for twelve persons have been crafted in the Hanoverian Rat Tail pattern.

Each spoon and fork features a pip to the handle terminal, and the spoons feature a rat tail to the reverse of the bowls.

The bowls of the egg spoons retain the original gilding.

This boxed canteen of cutlery consists of 116 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
12 Table spoons
12 Soup spoons
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Teaspoons
12 Egg spoons
Additional Pieces:
Soup ladle
Pair of sauce ladles
Large carving knife
Small carving knife
Large carving fork
Small carving fork
Sharpening steel

The fundamental components of this canteen were crafted by James Henry & Herbert Barraclough of Z Barraclough & Sons and the remaining pieces were crafted by Josiah Williams & Co, all in London between 1929 and 1940.

Each silversmith produced this flatware set using an identical dye set allowing the service to have correlating proportions.

This impressive set benefits from the original carving set fitted with composite handles and bearing the maker's mark 'Z. Barrackough & Sons Ltd, Silversmiths, Leeds'.

The original composite handled knives bear the maker's mark 'Z. Barrackough & Sons Ltd, Silversmiths, Leeds' to the stainless steel blades; one knife have been crafted in the same size and from the same period but by a different maker.

This boxed canteen of cutlery can be purchased with plain sterling silver handled Hanoverian pattern knives and supplied in felt cutlery rolls if so desired; for further information please contact Andrew Campbell directly.

This exceptional canteen of cutlery is fitted to the original and impressive oak wood three drawer canteen box which features brass drawer handles and a plain rectangular vacant cartouche to the upper surface.

The hinged doors of the canteen box incorporate a mahogany panel to the centre and is fitted with a button style handle and brass escutcheon.

The interior of the box bears the inset ivory maker/retailer's mark 'Z. Barrackough & Sons Ltd, Silversmiths, Leeds'.

This canteen of cutlery is an exceptional example, as to be expected from such London made flatware; locating an antique service fitted to the original box is becoming increasingly difficult.

View the complete flatware collection at AC Silver

Date: 1929-1940


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

The oak wood box is in presentation condition.

There is some discolouration to the original composite handled knives, in keeping with age.

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

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


Table knife 26.3cm/10.4"

Table fork 19.6cm/7.7"

Table spoon 21cm/8.3"

Soup spoon 19.2cm/7.6"

Dessert knife 22.3cm/8.8"

Dessert fork 17.5cm/6.9"

Dessert spoon 17.3cm/6.8"

Teaspoon 12cm/4.7"

Egg spoon 12cm/4.7"

Soup ladle 32cm/12.6"

Sauce ladle 18.2cm/7.2"

Large carving knife 35.4cm/13.9"

Small carving knife 31.3cm/12.3"

Large carving fork 25.4cm/10"

Small carving fork 25cm/9.8"

Sharpening steel 31.3cm/12.3"

Total Weight

140 troy ounces/4353g (excluding the composite handled components)

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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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