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Sterling Silver Canteen Of Cutlery For Twelve Persons By George Adams - Antique Victorian (1842)


£5,445 | $7,414 USD | €6,061 EUR
Item Number: SA717065
Date of manufacture: 1800
Current Status: For sale
Seller: AC Silver
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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver straight single struck Fiddle, Thread & Shell pattern flatware service for 12 persons made by George Adams; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection.
The pieces of this exceptional, antique Victorian straight* sterling silver flatware service for 12 persons have been crafted in the Fiddle, 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 and reverse of each bowl.
The anterior surface of each spoon and fork handle terminal are ornamented with a contemporary engraved crest of a leopard couchant guardant and collared.
The posterior surface of each piece is plain and unembellished, apart from a rounded heel to the bowl of each spoon.
This single struck Fiddle Thread and Shell pattern flatware set consists of 48 pieces:
12 Table forks
12 Table spoons
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
Each piece of this service has been crafted by the collectable, renowned silversmith and flatware maker George Adams of Chawner & Co in 1842.
This antique silver service can be purchased with knives if so desired, either a traditional Thread and Shell pattern or Fiddle Thread and Shell pattern can be arranged; for further information please contact Andrew Campbell directly at
This antique flatware service is supplied in felt cutlery rolls; which not only protect the items in storage but significantly reduces tarnishing.
* "Straight" means all the pieces are made by the same maker in the same year.
This sterling silver flatware service for 12 persons is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.
Full hallmarks struck to the reverse 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 impressive example of antique Victorian silverware.
Table fork 21.1cm/8.3"
Table spoon 22.2cm/8.7"
Dessert fork 17.3cm/6.8"
Dessert spoon 18.1cm/7.1"
Total Weight
109.5 troy ounces/3406g
Maker: Chawner & Co (George William Adams)
Date: 1842
Origin: London, England
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Internal Ref: A9306


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1800.


Height = 21.1 cm (8.3")
Width = 2 cm (0.8")
Depth = 0.5 cm (0.2")

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35B St Georges Terrace
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Tyne and Wear
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