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Sterling Silver Gilt Dessert Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1877)

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

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Victorian Dessert Service in Silver Gilt
Sterling Silver Gilt Dessert Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1877)
Victorian Dessert Service in Silver Gilt
Sterling Silver Gilt Dessert Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1877)
Victorian Dessert Service in Silver Gilt
Sterling Silver Gilt Dessert Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1877)
Victorian Dessert Service in Silver Gilt
Sterling Silver Gilt Dessert Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1877)
Victorian Dessert Service in Silver Gilt
Sterling Silver Gilt Dessert Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1877)
Victorian Dessert Service in Silver Gilt
Sterling Silver Gilt Dessert Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1877)
Victorian Dessert Service in Silver Gilt
Sterling Silver Gilt Dessert Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1877)
Victorian Dessert Service in Silver Gilt
Sterling Silver Gilt Dessert Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1877)
Victorian Dessert Service in Silver Gilt
Sterling Silver Gilt Dessert Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1877)
Victorian Dessert Service in Silver Gilt
Sterling Silver Gilt Dessert Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1877)
Victorian Dessert Service in Silver Gilt
Sterling Silver Gilt Dessert Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1877)
Victorian Dessert Service in Silver Gilt
Sterling Silver Gilt Dessert Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1877)
Victorian Dessert Service in Silver Gilt
Sterling Silver Gilt Dessert Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1877)
Victorian Dessert Service in Silver Gilt
Sterling Silver Gilt Dessert Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1877)
Victorian Dessert Service in Silver Gilt
Sterling Silver Gilt Dessert Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1877)
Victorian Dessert Service in Silver Gilt
Sterling Silver Gilt Dessert Service for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian (1877)

Description


The pieces of this magnificent, antique Victorian sterling silver cutlery service for twelve persons have been crafted in a Quilted Kings shape.


Each piece of this Victorian dessert service in silver gilt is embellished with quilted ornamentation to the handle and stem.


The decoration to each handle incorporates a bordered oval cartouche to the terminal and embellished to the anterior surface with the contemporary engraved initials 'CMB'; the cartouche to the reverse remains vacant.


Each Kings-shaped handle is further ornamented with a paralleling rope twist decorated border, incorporating a feature knot motif to the terminal and drop/heel.


This Victorian dessert service in silver gilt consists of 55 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
10 Ice cream spoons
Additional Pieces:
1 Sauce ladle
4 Serving spoons
4 Salt spoons*

The exceptional silver spoons and forks, in additional to the original dessert knives, have been crafted by the London flatware makers F B Thomas & Co (Francis Boone Thomas) and Francis Higgins II between 1863-1881.


This magnificent service benefits from solid silver gilt serving pieces made by Francis Boone Thomas of F B Thomas & Co in 1881.


Each piece of this exceptional antique Victorian dessert service retains the original gilding; this has some slight wear in keeping with age and in a sympathetic fashion.


These impressive examples of antique silverware are supplied in felt cutlery rolls; which not only protect the items in storage but significantly reduces tarnishing.


* This dessert service is a segment of a more extensive canteen of cutlery which through time will have been divided. Although salt spoons would not traditionally be presented within a dessert service, the remaining pieces of the original cutlery set have been kept together.


Date: 1877

Condition


This antique dessert service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The exceptional quilted pattern is all very sharp.

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 example of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Dessert Knife 21cm/8.3"

Dessert Fork 17.5cm/6.9"

Dessert Spoon 17.6cm/6.9"

Ice Cream Spoon 13.5cm/5.3"

Sauce Ladle 15cm/5.9"

Serving Spoon 23.4cm/9.2"

Salt Spoon 10.4cm/4.1"


Weight


91.3 troy ounces/2840g


 
 
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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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