Antique Canteen Of Cutlery


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Object Description

A handsome set of antique sterling silver cutlery for 12 people. 60 pieces. Very elegant fiddle, thread and shell pattern.
Total weight excluding knives 4314 grams, 138.7 troy ounces.
Flatware all by Mary Chawner London 1834/5 (except 2 dinner forks London 1838).
Sterling silver.
12 dinner forks 1185 grams L20.4 cm
12 large spoons 1218 grams L22 cm
12 dessert forks 759 grams L17 cm
12 dessert spoons 732 grams L18 cm
12 teaspoons 420 grams L16.9 cm

Object Literature

Table silver was made in sets from circa 1690 onwards but did not come into popular use until the late 18th century when fashionable hosts started to lay their tables with a matching set of cutlery and flatware for their guests. Boxed sets were displayed on the sideboard and could be carried to other family residences.

Object Condition

This impressive set of sterling silver cutlery is in very good condition. All the flatware was made in 1834 and 1835 except 2 dinner forks which are 1838. All by the same maker Mary Chawner. Every piece is stamped on the reverse with a full set of English silver hallmarks. The fork prongs are not worn. The spoon bowls are not thin.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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