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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Art Deco - Antique George V (1932)

£19,950.00

A magnificent, fine and impressive, comprehensive antique George V English sterling silver Jesmond pattern flatware service for twelve persons - boxed; an addition to our flatware collection

SKU C6804

The pieces of this magnificent and comprehensive antique George V English sterling silver cutlery service for twelve persons are crafted in the Jesmond pattern.


The surface of each rounded handle is embellished with scroll and beaded ornamentation and paralleling borders accented with a scalloped shell design to the terminal.


This antique cutlery canteen table contains 160 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
4 Serving/Table spoons
12 Soup spoons
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Fruit knives
12 Fruit forks
12 Fish knives
12 Fish forks
12 Cake/Pastry forks
12 Teaspoons
Additional Pieces:
Soup ladle
Pair of sauce ladles
Fish serving fork
Fish serving knife
Gravy spoon
Sugar tongs
Large carving knife
Large carving fork
Small carving knife
Small carving fork
Sharpening steel

This impressive service benefits from an extensive range of serving pieces, incorporating an exceptional matching silver fish and dessert service.


The fundamental pieces of the basic service were crafted by the Sheffield silversmith Bennett & Heron in 1932.


The stainless steel blades of the original table and dessert knives bear the mark 'Bennett & Heron, Cutlers & Silversmiths, Sheffield' accented with the 'Firth Stainless'.


This impressive canteen of cutlery is fitted to the original, fine and impressive veneered rose wood lift up lid and one draw Art Deco canteen table; this is an impressive piece of furniture in its own right.


The table features an impressive and iconic Art Deco tiered design to the underside and is fitted with brass handles to the drawer.


This exceptional cutlery table is supported by four plain legs.


This exceptional example of antique furniture retains the original fitted fully working locking mechanism and key.


Such comprehensive Art Deco examples are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the size and weight of this canteen, we are only able to offer free shipping within the UK. Please contact Andrew Campbell to enquire about worldwide transit costs.


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Date: 1932

The Jesmond pattern cutlery service within this antique cutlery canteen table is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The service has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse surface of each piece are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.


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


Table knife 26.3cm/10.4"

Table fork 19.5cm/7.7"

Serving/Table spoon 21.3cm/8.4"

Soup spoon 19.9cm/7.8"

Dessert knife 22.7cm/8.9"

Dessert fork 17.8cm/7"

Dessert spoon 17.7cm/7"

Fruit knife 20cm/7.9"

Fruit fork 16.9cm/6.7"

Fish knife 20.4cm/8"

Fish fork 18.2cm/7.2"

Cake/Pastry fork 13cm/5.1"

Teaspoon 13.7cm/5.4"

Soup ladle 31.2cm/12.3"

Sauce ladle 17.8cm/7"

Fish serving fork 22.7cm/8.9"

Fish serving knife 30.7cm/12.1"

Gravy spoon 32cm/12.6"

Sugar tongs 11.8cm/4.6"

Large carving knife 36.2cm/14.3"

Large carving fork 26.5cm/10.4"

Small carving knife 29.5cm/11.6"

Small carving fork 24.4cm/9.6"

Sharpening steel 31.7cm/12.5"

227.7 troy ounces/7084g (excluding carving set, table and dessert knives)


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