An exceptional, fine and impressive antique English sterling silver straight Military Thread & Shell pattern flatware service made by George Adams; an addition to our flatware collection.
The pieces of this exceptional, antique Victorian straight* sterling silver canteen of cutlery has been crafted in the Military Thread and Shell pattern.
The surface of each handle is embellished with a paralleling thread decorated border accented with a shell design to the terminal.
The reverse of each spoon bowl is ornamented with a thread decorated rounded heel.
This Military Thread and Shell pattern cutlery set consists of 109 pieces:
18 Table forks
18 Table spoons
24 Dessert forks
23 Dessert spoons
Pair of serving spoons
The pieces of this service have been crafted by the collectable, renowned silversmith and flatware maker George Adams of Chawner & Co in 1863; eleven of the dessert spoons bear a subtly different size to the remaining twelve, this does not detract from the service.
This antique silver service can be purchased with knives if so desired; for further information please contact Andrew Campbell directly at [email protected]
This antique flatware service is supplied in felt cutlery rolls; which not only protect the items in storage but significantly reduces tarnishing.
Note: Due to the nature of this service it can be determined it was made for military use. Each piece would have been embellished with an engraved crest which has since been removed; there remains minor signs of the engraving to some pieces.
* “Straight” means all the pieces are made by the same maker in the same year.
Table fork 21cm/8.3″
Table spoon 22.2cm/8.7″
Dessert fork 18cm/7.1″
Dessert spoon 17.5cm/6.9″
Soup ladle 33.8cm/13.3″
Serving spoon 29.2cm/11.5″
Runcible spoon 14.9cm/5.9″
Caddy spoon 14.9cm/5.9″
225.5 troy ounces/7014g