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Antique George V Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Ten Persons

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver straight Hanoverian Rat Tail pattern canteen of cutlery for ten persons; an addition to our antique flatware sets. The pieces of this exceptional antique George V sterling silver 10 person cutlery set have been crafted in the Hanoverian Rat Tail pattern. The surface of each handle is plain and unembellished, apart from a pip to the anterior terminal. Each spoon and fork features an impressive rat tail ornamentation to the reverse of the bowl. This ten person cutlery set consists of 60 pieces: Basic service: Ten table knives. Ten table forks. Ten table spoons. Ten dessert knives. Ten dessert forks. Ten dessert spoons. The fundamental pieces of this silver cutlery set have been crafted by the renowned Birmingham silversmiths Elkington and Co Ltd between 1917-1923, apart from the table and dessert knives, which are replacements; the components will have been crafted in less years but due to the hallmarking system the items are struck with the date letters s, t, u and y. This antique flatware service is supplied in felt cutlery rolls; which not only protect the items in storage but significantly reduce tarnishing. Predominately all antique silver canteens have replacement knives as the originals have not stood the test of time. Dimensions: Table knife 24.5cm/9.6". Table fork 20.6cm/8.1". Table spoon 21.5cm/8.5". Dessert knife 22.3cm/8.8". Dessert fork 17.5cm/6.9". Dessert spoon 17.3cm/6.8". Weight: 79.1 troy ounces/2459g (excluding table and dessert knives). Maker: Elkington & Co Ltd. Date: 1917-1923. 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 of cutlery.  

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  • Condition Details
    This antique flatware service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition, it has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition. Full hallmarks to the reverse of each piece are all very clear.
  • Dimensions
    H 1 in. x W 1 in. x D 1 in.H 2.54 cm x W 2.54 cm x D 2.54 cm
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    A6756
  • Sold As
    Set of 60
  • Reference Number
    LU1200214751891
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