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Sterling Silver Flatware & Cutlery Sets
- Canteens of Cutlery -

Until the mid 1700s it was the custom to carry your own knife, fork and spoon set with you when dining out but in the late 18th century fashionable hosts started to lay their tables with a matching set of flatware, ready for their guests to use. In fact, the table fork, table knife and table spoon take their names from this novel practice. But keeping a complete set of cutlery posed a new problem - where to store it? And the answer came in the form of the wooden Canteen box. These were custom made with each piece of the Silverware Set having its own individual slot in the box. Storing the cutlery this way protected the pieces, made it clear when a piece was missing and allowed the set to be carried between residencies. Today, Canteens of Cutlery are cherished for their character and charm. There is simply no more elegant way to store your silverware.

L1113: Sterling Silver Queens Flatware / Cutlery Set for 12

Single Maker, Single Year

A boxed, Single Maker, Single Year set of Antique, Sterling Silver Queens Rosette Pattern Flatware, made in London in 1906 by Holland, Aldwinckle & Slater. Please note this is a variant of Queens with a beautiful Rosette back. There is no space for knives in the box. If ordered, they will be provided in tarn proof cutlery storage rolls.

£6,975

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b9848: Sterling Silver Fiddle Flatware / Cutlery Set for 12

Single Maker, Mixed Years

A boxed single maker, mixed years set of antique, Victorian, sterling silver, Fiddle pattern flatware made in London between 1842 and 1875 by George Adams. There is no space for knives in the box. If ordered, they will be provided in tarn proof cutlery storage rolls.

£7,475

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e8532: Sterling Silver Fiddle, Thread & Shell Flatware / Cutlery Set for 12

Single Maker, Mixed Years

A boxed Single Maker, Consecutive Years set of Antique, Sterling Silver Fiddle, Thread & Shell Pattern Flatware, hallmarked in London in 1897 and 1898 by Jackson & Fullerton. There is no space for knives in the box. If ordered, they will be provided in tarn proof cutlery storage rolls.

£9,675

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b2038: Sterling Silver Bead Flatware / Cutlery Set for 12

Single Maker, Single Year

A boxed, Single Maker, Singe Year set of Antique, Sterling Silver Bead Pattern Flatware, hallmarked in London in 1862 by George Adams. The serving pieces all by George Adams in different years. There is no space for knives in the box. If ordered, they will be provided in tarn proof cutlery storage rolls.

£9,750

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j7094: Sterling Silver Rattail Flatware / Cutlery Set for 12

Single Maker, Single Year

A boxed Single Maker, Singe Year set of Antique, Sterling Silver Hollow Rib Rattail Pattern Flatware, hallmarked in London in 1918, maker unknown. Presented with hard soldered octagonal pistol knives hallmarked in Sheffield in 1981 by Garrards. The set is unusual as it has both the modern style, round bowl soup spoon and the traditional style table spoon.

£10,975

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b4051: Sterling Silver Fiddle, Thread & Shell Flatware / Cutlery Set for 12

Single Maker, Single Year

A boxed Single Maker, Singe Year set of Antique, Sterling Silver Fiddle, Thread & Shell Pattern Flatware, made in London in 1899 by Jackson & Fullerton. With bone handle knives.

£10,975

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b9156: Sterling Silver Old English Flatware / Cutlery Set for 12

Single Maker, Mixed Years

A boxed, Single Maker, Mixed Years set of Antique, Sterling Silver Old English Pattern Flatware, hallmarked in London between 1896 and 1910 by Jackson & Fullerton. Presented with Old English Pip knives hallmarked in Sheffield in 1975 by A. Haviland-Nye.

£13,975

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