Sterling Silver Sandringham Pattern Canteen of Cutlery for Six Persons - Antique Edward VIII (1936)

GBP 3,245.00

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Object Description

Antique Edward VIII Sterling Silver Sandringham Pattern Canteen of Cutlery

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Edward VIII English straight sterling silver Sandringham pattern flatware service for six persons; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection.

The pieces of this exceptional, antique Edward VIII straight* sterling silver cutlery set for twelve persons have been crafted in the Sandringham pattern.

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

This sterling silver Sandringham pattern cutlery set consists of 57 pieces:

Basic Service:
6 Table knives
6 Table forks
6 Soup spoons
6 Dessert knives
6 Dessert forks
6 Dessert spoons
6 Teaspoons
6 Coffee spoons

Additional Pieces:
6 Fruit serving spoons
Pair of serving spoons
Butter knife

The components of this canteen were crafted by the Sheffield silversmith Emile Viner of Viner’s Ltd in 1936.

This impressive set benefits from the original knives fitted with the original handles and blades bearing the maker’s mark ‘By Appointment to H.M. The King, Viners Ltd, Sheffield’, in addition to ‘Stainless De-luxe’.

The blade of the butter knife is embellished with a textured finish to the rounded of terminal.

This exceptional canteen of cutlery is fitted to the original and impressive veneered oak wood lift up lid canteen box, with velvet and satin lined interior.

The cover of the box bears panels of veneered oak and the anterior surface of the box features exceptional stepped decoration, all archetypal of the iconic Art Deco movement.

* “Straight” means all the pieces are made by the same maker in the same year.


Table knife 24cm/9.4″

Table fork 20cm/7.9″

Soup spoon 17.6cm/6.9″

Dessert knife 20.8cm/8.2″

Dessert fork 17.4cm/6.9″

Dessert spoon 18.1cm/7.1″

Teaspoon 12.4cm/4.9″

Coffee spoon 10.2cm/4″

Fruit serving spoon 13.8cm/5.4″

Serving spoon 20.9cm/8.2″

Butter knife 19.7cm/7.8″

Total Weight

49 troy ounces/1524g

Object History

Maker: Viner’s Ltd
Date: 1936
Origin: Sheffield, England

Object Literature


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Object Condition

This sterling silver Sandringham pattern cutlery set is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The service has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The original box has been professionally polished by a cabinet maker.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse surface of each spoon and fork handle 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.

Object Details

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