London 1846-77 by George Adams. (knives Sheffield 1893 by RM/EH). 4430 grams (142.3 troy ounces) + 24 knives with stainless steel blades.
We are pleased to be offering an excellent Victorian period silver 12 place settings canteen in Kings Pattern, all made by the best maker of the period and engraved with a variety of crests to the front terminals. This is a same maker, mixed dates service of Kings pattern spoons and forks, with the knives dating from slightly later in the Victorian period. All the spoons and forks are stamped with London hallmarks and were hand-wrought in the traditional manner by George Adams of Chawner & company - Londons premier silver flatware maker of the 19.All the spoons and forks bear an engraved crest to the front terminal. There are a mix of crests, with eighteen pieces featuring a two arms joined crest as shown in the photo with a single crest and the twelve teaspoons featuring a raised arm holding a halberd crest. All pieces date between 1846 and 1877. Antique knives rarely survive in good condition and so it is a major bonus that this service is accompanied by a good quality set of 24 silver-handled knives with hallmarks for Sheffield 1893 by Martin & Hall. They are fitted with stainless steel blades, which given their date must be later additions, but they fit and suit perfectly. These knives are not engraved with crests. King's Pattern is the most well known and popular decorative patterns.
It was based on an 18th century French design and became fashionable amongst the wealthy in the early years of the 19th Century. The design encompasses a shell to both sides of the handle terminal and reverse of the bowl, scrolls down the handle shaft with a honeysuckle motif to the centre. The double-struck nature of the pattern i. Pattern on both sides ensures that a good gauge of silver was used in manufacture and therefore the majority of London-made pieces in this pattern have a hefty feel in the hand.
The best quality King's Pattern was made in London, where it was hand-wrought and has a high relief to the decoration. Machine made King's Pattern from Sheffield is lower in relief and generally has a less interesting appearance and lighter weight.Chawner & Company was founded in 1815 by William Chawner, on the solid grounding of an apprenticeship and later partnership within the most important line of specialist spoon and forks makers dating back to the mid-18. Chawner & Company became the largest and most important specialist silver flatware makers of the 19. In 1840, George W Adams took over the business from his mother-in-law Mary Chawner and developed the company even further using his GA makers mark.
They introduced new flatware patterns and fashioned silver for important private clients and high end retailers. The company was prolific in their output and always produced the best quality silver flatware available. The spoons and forks were hand forged to ensure balance and durability, and were made from a good gauge of silver to give them a nice hefty weight in the hand. The reputation of Chawner & Company endures to this day and a canteen wrought by them will give maximum satisfaction.
This 84-piece service consists of the following. The total weight of silver is. 4430 grams (142.4 troy ounces) + 24 Silver handled knives.The forks have full length tines and the spoons retain their thick bowl tips. The double struck decoration and engraving remains crisp throughout.
This canteen is offered in seven anti-tarnish cutlery rolls with each piece having its own pocket to prevent scuffing. All of our antique and second-hand canteens of silver are thoroughly cleaned, polished and checked before being offered for sale. We guarantee that you will receive exactly what you expect, in good order throughout and in a timely and professional manner. Your complete satisfaction matters to us and we shall do our utmost to achieve this goal.We have been dealing in antique silver for 25 years and are specialist dealers in silver flatware. We have a huge stock of silver canteens of cutlery to suit all requirements and budgets. Here is a quick summary of what we have available. All standard British flatware patterns are available from the plainer services such as Old English, Fiddle & Rattail through restrained decoration, for example Bead, Fiddle& Thread & Dubarry and the ornate premier patterns like Kings, Queens & Fiddle, Thread & Shell. We have a stock of approximately 30 different patterns. Antique hand-wrought London made services to modern Sheffield made canteens and everything in between.
All in hallmarked Sterling silver. From small services for 4, 6 or 8 place settings, full services for 12 and even double, triple and large number bespoke services to suit your exact requirements.
A large selection available to complement your canteen. We have boxed sets, loose sets or sets within cutlery rolls. We are specialist dealers and generally supply the silver retail trade. Without the burden of High Street costs we can offer our canteens at wholesale prices, without any loss in quality to either product or the service provided. You can be assured of a professional and friendly service and will never be disappointed with.
Quality Silver - Sensible Prices. The item "84-piece VICTORIAN SILVER CANTEEN of KINGS PATTERN CUTLERY SET 12 person service" is in sale since Sunday, April 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cutlery". The seller is "sunbeau" and is located in Royal Forest of Dean. This item can be shipped worldwide.