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sterling silver canteen of cutlery by george adams antique victorian 1863


Sterling Silver Canteen Of Cutlery By George Adams - Antique Victorian (1863)


£8,745 | $11,907 USD | €9,734 EUR
Item Number: SA654731
Date of manufacture: 1860
Current Status: For sale
Seller: AC Silver
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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:
Basic Service:
18 Table forks
18 Table spoons
24 Dessert forks
23 Dessert spoons
21 Teaspoons
Additional Pieces:
Soup ladle
Pair of serving spoons
Runcible/serving spoon
Caddy spoon
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.
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.
This Thread and Shell pattern cutlery set is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.
Each piece has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.
The pattern decoration has sympathetic wear in keeping with age and use.
Each piece shows minor signs of an erased engraved crest.
Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of each piece are all very clear; there is some wear to some marks, in keeping with age.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this impressive example of antique silverware.
Table fork 21cm/8.3"
Table spoon 22.2cm/8.7"
Dessert fork 18cm/7.1"
Dessert spoon 17.5cm/6.9"
Teaspoon 14.9cm/5.9"
Soup ladle 33.8cm/13.3"
Serving spoon 29.2cm/11.5"
Runcible spoon 14.9cm/5.9"
Caddy spoon 14.9cm/5.9"
Total Weight
225.5 troy ounces/7014g
Maker: Chawner & Co (George William Adams)
Date: 1863
Origin: London, England
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Internal Ref: C2460


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1860.


Height = 21 cm (8.3")
Width = 0.5 cm (0.2")
Depth = 0.5 cm (0.2")

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