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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by Roberts & Belk Ltd - Vintage (1973)

An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage Elizabeth II English sterling silver straight Louis Seize pattern canteen of cutlery for twelve persons; an addition to our antique flatware sets

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Description


The pieces of this exceptional vintage straight* sterling silver flatware service for twelve persons have been crafted in the Louis Seize pattern.


The surface of each rounded handle is embellished with a tied ribbon and reed decorated stem with acanthus leaf and shell ornamentation to the terminal; this is a private pattern from Roberts & Belk Ltd.


This Roberts & Belk flatware set consists of 116 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
12 Soup spoons
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Teaspoons
12 Fish knives
12 Fish forks
Additional Pieces:
6 Serving spoons
Pair of sauce ladles

This impressive service benefits from a fine and impressive solid sterling silver fish service.


The entire components of this vintage service have been crafted by the silversmiths Roberts & Belk Ltd in 1973.


The blades to the original knives bear the maker's mark 'Roberts & Belk Ltd, Furnival Works, Sheffield England, Rustless'.


This impressive vintage sterling silver flatware service is supplied in felt cutlery rolls; which not only protect the items in storage but significantly reduce tarnishing.


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


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Date: 1973

Condition


This vintage Roberts & Belk flatware set is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

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

The pattern to each piece is very sharp

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


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


Dimensions


Table knife 24.2cm/9.5"

Table fork 19.8cm/7.8"

Soup Spoon 17.3cm/6.8"

Dessert knife 21.1cm/8.3"

Dessert fork 17.5cm/6.9"

Dessert spoon 17.9cm/7"

Teaspoon 12.8cm/5"

Fish knife 19.5cm/7.7"

Fish fork 17.3cm/6.8"

Serving Spoon 20.5cm/8.1"

Sauce ladle 17.8cm/7"


Weight


170.1 troy ounces/5289g (excluding the table and dessert knives)


 
 
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