1920s Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 12 Persons For Sale
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1920s Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 12 Persons

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver straight King's pattern flatware service for twelve persons; an addition to AC Silver's canteen of cutlery collection The pieces of this fine, antique George V sterling silver straight* flatware service for twelve persons have been crafted in King's pattern. The reverse of each spoon and fork features a union shell and diamond heel in addition to convex shell ornamentation to the terminal. This canteen of cutlery consists of 93 pieces: Basic service: 12 table knives 12 table forks Six table/serving spoons 12 dessert knives 12 dessert forks 12 dessert spoons 12 soup spoon 12 teaspoons Additional pieces: Pair of sauce ladles Butter knife The entire components of this antique service have been crafted by the renowned Birmingham silversmiths Elkington & Co Ltd in 1928, apart from the table and dessert knives, which are replacements. The replacement sterling silver handled knives were crafted by Mappin & Webb in 1988 and are fitted with stainless steel blades featuring the maker's mark 'Trustworthy, Mappin & Webb, Sheffield'. 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. Predominately all antique silver canteens have replacement knives as the originals have not stood the test of time. Condition This antique sterling silver flatware service for 12 is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition. The definition to the Kings pattern is very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of each piece and to the surface of the knives are all very clear. Dimensions: Table knife 23cm/9.1" Table fork 20.5cm/8.1" Table spoon 22cm/8.7" Dessert knife 21.5cm/8.5" Dessert fork 18cm/7.1" Dessert spoon 17.5cm/6.9" Soup spoon 17.5cm/6.9" Teaspoon 10.1cm/4" Sauce ladle 18.1cm/7.1" Butter knife 16.5cm/6.5" Weight: 139 troy ounces/4323g (excluding the table and dessert knives) Maker: Elkington & Co Ltd Date: 1928 Origin: Birmingham, England Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine and impressive canteen.  

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  • Condition Details
    This antique sterling silver flatware service for 12 is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition. The definition to the Kings pattern is very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the reverse.
  • Dimensions
    H 0.001 in. x W 0.001 in. x D 0.001 in.H 0.03 mm x W 0.03 mm x D 0.03 mm
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    A8713
  • Sold As
    Set of 93
  • Reference Number
    LU120028939303
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