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Sterling Silver Canteen Of Cutlery For Twelve Persons By George Adams - Antique Victorian (1850)


£12,045 | $16,786 USD | €14,037 EUR
Item Number: SA718193
Date of manufacture: 1850
Current Status: For sale
Seller: AC Silver
This antique has been viewed 47 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


A magnificent, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver straight Devonshire pattern flatware service for twelve persons made by George Adams; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection.
The pieces of this magnificent, antique Victorian sterling silver straight* flatware service for twelve persons have been crafted in the King's shape Devonshire pattern.
The anterior and posterior surfaces of each handle are enveloped with scrolling leaf ornamentation.
The decoration to each handle terminal incorporates a contemporary bright cut engraved crest depicting a lion's gamb surmounted with a hawk.
The heel and shoulders of each piece are embellished with further scrolling leaf decoration.
This silver cutlery service for 12 persons consists of 88 pieces:
Basic Service:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
12 Table spoons
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Teaspoons
Additional Pieces:
Pair of serving spoons
Pair of sauce ladles
The fundamental pieces of this service have been crafted by the collectable, renowned silversmith and flatware maker George Adams of Chawner & Co in 1850, apart from the table and dessert knives, which are replacements**.
This flatware service can be purchased without the plain knives if so desired, due to the rarity of the pattern identical knives are not available but an alternative King's shape pattern can be arranged; for further information please contact Andrew Campbell directly.
These straight antique Victorian services are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.
These impressive examples of antique silverware are 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.
** Predominately all antique silver canteens have replacement knives as the originals have not stood the test of time.
This antique silver 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 ornamentation to each handle is very sharp.
Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of each piece are all very clear; the hallmarks are deeply struck due to the exceptional gauge of silver, as to be expected of this maker.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Victorian silverware.
Table knife 24.9cm/9.8"
Table fork 21cm/8.3"
Table spoon 22.4cm/8.8"
Dessert knife 22.2cm/8.7"
Dessert fork 17.7cm/7"
Dessert spoon 18.4cm/7.2"
Teaspoon 14.6cm/5.7"
Serving spoon 30.8cm/12.1"
Sauce ladle 18.6cm/7.3"
161.7 troy ounces/5028g (excluding the table and dessert knives)
Maker: Chawner & Co (George William Adams)
Date: 1850
Origin: London, England
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Internal Ref: A5491


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1850.


Height = 1 cm (0.4")
Width = 1 cm (0.4")
Depth = 1 cm (0.4")

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