German Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Antique Circa 1895

GBP 4,950.00

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Object Description

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique German 800 standard silver flatware service for twelve persons; an addition to our flatware collection.

The pieces of this exceptional, fine and impressive antique German silver flatware service for twelve persons have been crafted in a variation of the Laurel and Ribbon pattern.

The anterior and posterior surfaces of each rococo inspired handle are embellished with scrolling floral and foliate ornamentation.

The anterior of each handle terminal is further ornamented with impressive scrolling decoration forming a cartouche; each cartouche is embellished with the impressive contemporary engraved monogram initials ‘AJ’.

The posterior of each handle terminal is embellished with a contemporary engraved date.

The reverse of each bowl and the anterior of each neck are further ornamented with foliate motifs.

This German silver flatware service consists of 60 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Table forks
12 Table spoons
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Teaspoons
The hallmarks struck to each component of this antique service with silver spoons. consists of:

Maker’s mark: WILKENS

Silver quality/purity mark: .800 (800/1000)

National mark: Crescent moon and crown

This antique silver service can be purchased with knives if so desired; for further information please contact Andrew Campbell directly.

This antique flatware service is supplied in felt cutlery rolls; which not only protect the items in storage but significantly reduces tarnishing.

Table fork 20.9cm/8.2″
Dessert fork 17.5cm/6.9″
Table spoon 21.5cm/8.5″
Dessert spoon 7.7cm/3″
Teaspoon 14.3cm/5.6″

Total Weight
93 troy ounces/2893g

Object History

Maker: M. H. Wilkens & Söhne
Date: Circa 1895
Origin: Germany, Europe

Object Literature


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Dispatch is either the same or next working day once a payment is received.


Insurance cover is provided FREE OF CHARGE for items up to the value of £30,000.

All items are fully insured and sent at the risk of AC Silver.

Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase.

Object Condition

This German silver flatware service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The impressive scrolling decoration is sharp.

The German hallmarks struck to the reverse of each piece are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)191 240 2645
+44 (0)7836 286218

Dealer Location

35b St Georges Terrace
Tyne and Wear

Tel: +44 (0) 191 240 2645

Fax: +44 (0) 191 240 2647

VAT: GB 500 0310 42

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