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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by Atkin Brothers - Antique

A magnificent, fine and comprehensive antique English sterling silver Albany pattern flatware service for twelve persons - boxed; an addition to Sheffield cutlery collection

SKU: W9562

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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by Atkin Brothers - Antique


The pieces of this magnificent, antique sterling silver flatware service for twelve persons have been crafted in the Albany pattern.

The anterior and posterior surfaces of Albany pattern, also known as the Queen Anne pattern, features fluted decoration with a ball ornamentation to each terminal.

This flatware service consists of 222 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
12 Table spoons
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Soup spoons
12 Cream-soup/Bouillon spoons
12 Teaspoons
12 Ice-cream spoons
12 Fish knives
12 Fish forks
12 Fruit forks
12 Fruit knives
12 Cake knives
12 Cake forks
12 Oyster forks
12 Pastry forks
Additional Pieces:
Pair of serving forks
Pair of serving spoons
Pastry server
Sauce ladle

This comprehensive antique canteen of cutlery for 12 has been crafted by Atkin Brothers and bears the date letters m, n, o, t and y; this denotes the completed service was made between 1929-1941.

The original sterling silver dessert knives have been re-fitted with stainless steel blades. Read about the history of knives.

This impressive canteen of cutlery is fittfed to a magnificent mahogany lift up lid and well, three drawer canteen box which features brass carrying and drawer handles and a central vacant shaped cartouche to the lid.

View the complete flatware collection at AC Silver

Date: 1929-1941


This antique canteen of cutlery for 12 is a very good gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The mahogany canteen box has been professionally polished by a cabinet maker and is in fine presentation condition.

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

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


Table knife 25.6cm/10.1"

Table fork 22cm/8.7"

Table spoon 22cm/8.7"

Dessert knife 22.4cm/8.8"

Dessert fork 18.5cm/7.3"

Dessert spoon 18cm/7.1"

Soup spoon 21cm/8.3"

Cream-soup/Bouillon spoon 15cm/5.9"

Teaspoon 11.2cm/4.4"

Ice-cream spoon 12.9cm/5.1"

Fish knife 19.8cm/7.8"

Fish fork 16.3cm/6.4"

Fruit fork 17.1cm/6.7"

Fruit knife 20.1cm/7.9"

Cake knife 17.7cm/7"

Cake fork 14.5cm/5.7"

Oyster fork 15cm/5.9"

Pastry fork 15.7cm/6.2"

Serving fork 22.8cm/9"

Serving spoon 23.2cm/9.1"

Pastry server 15.2cm/6"

Sauce ladle 18.2cm/7.2"


339 troy ounces/10544g (excluding the table and dessert knives)

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