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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian (1844)

A magnificent, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver straight Albert pattern flatware service for twelve persons made by William Eaton; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection

SKU: A9923
Price: £7,950.00
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Silver Flatware Service for 12
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian (1844)
Silver Flatware Service for 12
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian (1844)
Silver Flatware Service for 12
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian (1844)
Silver Flatware Service for 12
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian (1844)
Silver Flatware Service for 12
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian (1844)
Silver Flatware Service for 12
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian (1844)
Silver Flatware Service for 12
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian (1844)
Silver Flatware Service for 12
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian (1844)
Silver Flatware Service for 12
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian (1844)
Silver Flatware Service for 12
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian (1844)
Silver Flatware Service for 12
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian (1844)
Silver Flatware Service for 12
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian (1844)
Silver Flatware Service for 12
Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons by William Eaton - Antique Victorian (1844)

Description


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


The anterior and posterior surfaces of each rococo inspired, King's shape handle are embellished with scrolling leaf ornamentation.


The decoration to the anterior of each handle terminal incorporates a contemporary bright cut engraved crest depicting out of a mural crown a spear in pale and two palm branches in saltire**.


The heel and shoulders of each piece are embellished with further scrolling decoration.


This silver flatware service for 12 persons consists of 65 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Table forks
12 Table spoons
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Teaspoons
Additional Pieces:
Pair of sauce ladles
Pair of salt spoons
Serving spoon

The fundamental pieces of this service have been crafted by the collectable, renowned silversmith and flatware specialist William Eaton in 1844.


This flatware service can be purchased with knives if so desired, due to the rarity of the pattern identical knives may not be available but an alternative King's shape pattern or plain knives could be arranged; for further information please contact Andrew Campbell directly at enquiries@acsilver.co.uk.


These impressive examples of antique silverware are 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.


** This crest pertains to the Heathcote/Hethcote family.


Read a brief history of antique silver canteens of cutlery


Date: 1844

Condition


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

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of each piece are all very clear; the hallmarks are deeply struck due to the exceptional gauge of silver, as to be expected of this maker.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Table fork 21.2cm/8.3"

Table spoon 22.5cm/8.9"

Dessert fork 17.7cm/7"

Dessert spoon 17.7cm/7"

Teaspoon 14.1cm/5.6"

Sauce ladle 18.2cm/7.2"

Salt spoon 11.2cm/4.4"

Serving spoon 32.3cm/12.7"


Weight


159 troy ounces/4945g


 
 
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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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