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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1842)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver straight single struck Fiddle, Thread & Shell pattern flatware service for 12 persons made by George Adams; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection

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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams  - Antique Victorian (1842)
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1842)

Description


The pieces of this exceptional, antique Victorian straight* sterling silver flatware service for 12 persons have been crafted in the Fiddle, Thread and Shell pattern.


The surface of each handle is embellished with a paralleling thread decorated border accented with a shell design to the terminal and reverse of each bowl.


The anterior surface of each spoon and fork handle terminal are ornamented with a contemporary engraved crest of a leopard couchant guardant and collared.


The posterior surface of each piece is plain and unembellished, apart from a rounded heel to the bowl of each spoon.


This single struck Fiddle Thread and Shell pattern flatware set consists of 48 pieces:

12 Table forks
12 Table spoons
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons

Each piece of this service has been crafted by the collectable, renowned silversmith and flatware maker George Adams of Chawner & Co in 1842.


This antique silver service can be purchased with knives if so desired, either a traditional Thread and Shell pattern or Fiddle Thread and Shell pattern can be arranged; for further information please contact Andrew Campbell directly at enquiries@acsilver.co.uk.


This antique flatware service is supplied in felt cutlery rolls; which not only protect the items in storage but significantly reduces tarnishing.


* "Straight" means all the pieces are made by the same maker in the same year.


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Date: 1842

Condition


This sterling silver flatware service for 12 persons is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse 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 impressive example of antique Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Table fork 21.1cm/8.3"

Table spoon 22.2cm/8.7"

Dessert fork 17.3cm/6.8"

Dessert spoon 18.1cm/7.1"


Total Weight


109.5 troy ounces/3406g


 
 
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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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