Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Antique George V (1931-1935)

GBP 16,950.00

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Object Description

A magnificent, fine and impressive, comprehensive antique George V English sterling silver Sandringham pattern flatware service for twelve persons – boxed; an addition to our Victorian flatware collection.

The pieces of this magnificent and comprehensive antique Victorian English sterling silver cutlery service for twelve persons are crafted in the Sandringham pattern.

Each spoon and fork is embellished with a paralleling border to the handle, in addition to a pointed terminal.

The knives, carving set, fish service and fruit service all retain the original Art Deco style carved mother of pearl handles with plain ferrules.

This Sandringham pattern cutlery service consists of 195 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
12 Table spoons
12 Soup spoons
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Fruit knives
12 Fruit forks
12 Fruit spoons
12 Fish knives
12 Fish forks
12 Teaspoons
12 Egg spoons

Additional Pieces:
Soup ladle
Pair of sauce ladles
Pair of fruit serving spoons
Pair of jam spoons
Pair of mustard spoons
Pair of salt spoons
Pair of butter knives
Pair of sugar tongs
Pickle fork
Fish serving knife
Fish serving fork
Pair of meat carving knives
Pair of meat carving fork
Sharpening steel
Bread knife
4 Knife rests

This impressive service benefits from an extensive range of serving pieces, incorporating an exceptional matching silver fish service.

The fundamental pieces of basic service were crafted by the London silversmith Sir John Bennett Ltd in 1933.

The mother of pearl handled components and further solid silver additional pieces were made by the specialist Sheffield silversmith Emile Viner of Viner’s Ltd between 1931 – 1935*.

The stainless steel blades of the original table and dessert knives bear the mark ‘Viner’s Ltd, Sheffield, Cutlers to H.M. The King’ accented with the ‘Stainless De-luxe’.

This impressive canteen of cutlery is fitted to the original, fine and impressive veneered walnut lift up lid and one draw canteen table; this is an impressive piece of furniture in its own right.

The box features an impressive and iconic Art Deco style tiered design to the underside and is fitted with brass handles to both the drawer and lid.

This exceptional cutlery box is supported by four plain simulated walnut legs.

* This magnificent service will have been a comissioned order of the period and comprised by flatware specialists to create a comprehensive Art Deco service.

Table knife 23.1cm/9.1″

Table fork 19.8cm/7.8″

Table spoons 20.9cm/8.2″

Soup spoons 19.6cm/7.7″

Dessert knife 20cm/7.9″

Dessert fork 17.3cm/6.8″

Dessert spoons 18.2cm/7.2″

Fruit/dessert knife 17.3cm/6.8″

Fruit/dessert fork 14.5cm/5.7″

Fruit spoons 14.2cm/5.6″

Fish knife 21.6cm/8.5″

Fish fork 18.1cm/7.1″

Teaspoon 12.2cm/4.8″

Egg spoon 12.2cm/4.8″

Soup ladle 29.5cm/11.6″

Sauce ladle 16.7cm/6.6″

Fruit serving 23.6cm/9.3″

Jam spoons 14.1cm/5.6″

Mustard spoon 9.6cm/3.8″

Salt spoon 9cm/3.5″

Butter knife 16.3cm/6.4″

Tongs 10.5cm/4.1″

Pickle fork 19.5cm/7.7″

Fish serving knife 27.4cm/10.8″

Fish serving fork 20.4cm/8″

Knife rests 8.1cm/3.2″

Large carving knife 33.9cm/13.3″

Carving knife 28cm/11″

Large carving fork 25.2cm/9.9″

Carving fork 23.7cm/9.3″

Bread knife 30.4cm/12″

Sharpener 31.1cm/12.2″

Total Weighable Silver
184.6 troy ounces/5743g (excluding mother of pearl components)

Object History

Maker: Various Makers
Date: 1931 – 1935
Origin: Sheffield, England

Object Condition

This antique Sandringham pattern cutlery service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The mother of pearl handles feature a few slight abbrasions; there is wear to the handle of one carving knife.

The canteen table has been professionally polished by a cabinet maker and can be considered to be in presentation condition.

The original interior has minimal wear in keeping with age.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse surface of each piece are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine and impressive canteen.

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