60 Piece SILVER KING'S PATTERN CANTEEN CUTLERY, London 1826/33 by William Chawner & others. King's Pattern (12 place settings). 4670 grams (150.2 troy ounces).
This is a 12 person service with all pieces hand-wrought in London and the majority with the same engraved crest. On forty nine pieces, there is a lovely engraved crest featuring a sphinx under a palm tree. In the traditional manner, the crests are featured to the front of the spoons and reverse of the forks. Twenty six pieces were made by William Chawner in 1833, seventeen by William Johnson in 1826 and six teaspoons by William Eaton in 1838. The remaining eleven items (7 dessert spoons and 4 table spoons) are blank with no engraving and were made by Thomas Smily in 1863.
Apart from the presence of the crest, all items look exactly the same. The service is nicely presented in a 20.Century wooden box, although there is a gap for a sauce ladle and pair of sugar tongs which could be supplied on request. The major bonus with this canteen is the superb condition.
Rarely do you find Georgian period King's pattern in a virtually unused condition! King's Pattern is the most well known and popular decorative pattern. 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.This 60-piece service consists of the following. The total weight of silver is. 4670 grams (150 troy ounces). The forks have full length tines and the spoons retain their thick bowl tips. The double struck decoration and engraving remains crisp throughout and the service has been thoroughly cleaned. This canteen is offered in a top quality oak box dating from the mid-20th century. The interior is lined with green felt and each piece has its own slot. The box is in near-perfect condition with the original key still present. 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 30+ 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. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cutlery". The seller is "sunbeau" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.