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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage George VI (1948)

A magnificent, fine and impressive antique sterling silver straight flatware service for twelve persons; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection

SKU: C3060

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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Vintage George VI (1948)


The pieces of this magnificent vintage George VI sterling silver flatware service for 12 persons have been crafted in the Grecian pattern.

The plain tapering handle of each piece is embellished with Art Deco style cut cornered form with a tiered panel to the centre.

This Art Deco cutlery set consists of 169 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
12 Soup spoons
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Cake knives
12 Cake forks
12 Fruit spoons
12 Fish knives
12 Fish forks
12 Teaspoons
12 Fruit spoons
Additional Pieces:
6 Serving spoons
Pair of fish servers
Pair of pickle forks
Carving knife
Carving fork
Sharpening steel

This impressive and comprehensive service benefits from an exceptional matching solid silver fish service and fish servers.

The fundamental pieces of the service were crafted by the Sheffield silversmiths T R Ltd in 1948; the components will have been crafted in the same year but due to the hallmarking system they bear the date letter 'E' and 'F'.

The table and dessert knives were crafted by D & S in 1947 and the blades bear the mark 'Gee & Holmes Ltd, Sheffield England, Stainless'.

This impressive canteen of cutlery is fitted to the original, fine and impressive veneered walnut two drawer canteen table; the cabinet has vacant and versatile storage compartments to the back of the drawers.

Each drawer is fitted with the original gilt metal ring loop handles accented with floral and ribbon bow accents.

This exceptional cutlery table is supported by four walnut legs; this is an impressive piece of furniture in its own right.

The upper plateau of the original canteen box cover incorporates a central burr walnut panel.

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

View our complete collection of Art Deco silverware available at AC Silver

Maker: T R Ltd
Date: 1948


This vintage Art Deco cutlery set is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Each piece has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

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

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


Table knife 22.4cm/8.8"

Table fork 20.4cm/8"

Soup spoon 17.7cm/7"

Dessert knife 20.4cm/8"

Dessert fork 18.1cm/7.1"

Dessert spoon 18.4cm/7.2"

Fruit spoon 14.1cm/5.6"

Cake knife 17.6cm/7"

Cake fork 14.9cm/5.9"

Fish fork 18.6cm/7.3"

Fish knife 20.8cm/8.2"

Teaspoon 13.4cm/5.3"

Egg spoon 11.4cm/4.5"

Serving spoon 21.3cm/8.4"

Pickle fork 18.7cm/7.4"

Serving fish knife 28.8cm/11.3"

Serving fish fork 23.1cm/9.1"

Carving knife 36.1cm/14.2"

Carving fork 27cm/10.6"

Sharpening steel 31.5cm/12.4"


193.1 troy ounces/6005g (excluding the table, dessert and cake knives, in addition to the carving set).

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