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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve (1 of 15)
AC Silver
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Andrew Campbell, founder and owner of AC Silver, has been dealing in antique silver and antique jewellery since 1977. In addition to a premier retail premises in Newcastle, north-east England, Andrew has developed an internationally recognised online store, serving both new and return customers nationally and worldwide. Andrew personally sources a wide range of items, including antique jewellery, antique diamond rings and antique gemstone rings. Andrew has also developed a fine and comprehensive inventory of antique silverware, AC Silver is a respected and trusted specialist in its field.
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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve

REF: A5491 / LA422044
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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.
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" Weight:- 161.7 troy ounces/5028g (excluding the table and dessert knives)
AC Silver has clarified that the Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve (LA422044) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1850
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.
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