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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1863) (1 of 15)
AC Silver
Tyne and Wear, UK

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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Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1863)

REF: C2460 / LA410420
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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.


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


AC Silver has clarified that the Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1863) (LA410420) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1863


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.

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This Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery by George Adams - Antique Victorian (1863) is located in Newcastle, United Kingdom