Shires Antiques is located in West Haddon, United Kingdom
1917 Hallmarked Silver Christening Set Mug 1/2 Pint Tankard Knife Fork Spoon
REF: 2047 / LA313110
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Boxed hallmarked solid silver 1/2 pink tankard / mug, knife, fork and spoon christening set. Full Birmingham hallmark to the tankard with the date letter for 1917 and the makers mark for Edward Souter Barnsley. The fork is again Birmingham but 1914 with the same maker. The Knife and Fork are both hallmarked Sheffield 1917 with the makers mark for Cooper Brothers. The set was put together in the presentation case which is original by the retailer J Stern, one of the top jewelers, silversmiths and Rolex clock agents in Johannesburg, South Africa at the time. The half pint tankard is decorated with engine turned engraving with a Georian style and scrollwork handle. There is a blank oval cartouche to the front. The silver weight of the mug, fork and spoon combined is 240 grams. The knife weighs 35.7 grams but part of that weight is the mother of pearl. Apologies for any reflections in the pictures, these are not marks in the silver. Happy to answer any questions.
The tankard stands 3 1/8 inches 8 cm tall, 2 3/4 inches 7 cm in diameter at the top rim and 4 inches 10 cm handle to rim. The fork and spoon are both decorated with the same design and measure 5 inches 12.5 cm long. The knife is 6 3/4 inches 17 cm long and has a silver blade and mother of pearl handle.
Shires Antiques has clarified that the 1917 Hallmarked Silver Christening Set Mug 1/2 Pint Tankard Knife Fork Spoon (LA313110) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1917
Excellent condition, no damage or repairs. Non of the pieces have any engraving bar the decoration.
UK recorded sign for postage £8 International sign for £20
This 1917 Hallmarked Silver Christening Set Mug 1/2 Pint Tankard Knife Fork Spoon is located in West Haddon, United Kingdom