88 Piece SILVER QUEEN'S PATTERN CANTEEN CUTLERY, London 1844 by William Eaton (& others). Queen's Pattern (12 place settings). 4575 grams (147 troy ounces) + 24 knives with stainless steel blades.
This is a fantastic early Victorian silver canteen in the highly sought after Queens Pattern. The service provides for seven pieces per 12 place settings. All the flatware was hand-wrought in the traditional fashion of the London silversmiths and has double-struck decoration in high relief. All the spoons and forks bear the same engraved crest and were made by the best flatware makers of the Victorian period, mostly William Eaton in 1844. Of the sixty four pieces of flatware (spoons and forks), forty six of them are hallmarked for London 1844 by William Eaton, eight forks are London 1890 by Wakely & Wheeler and all ten soup spoons are London 1897 by Gibson & Langman.
All are engraved with the same crest and without inspection of the hallmarks, it looks like a straight service. A major bonus for this service are the fabulous knives that were mostly made by in London Mary Chawner in 1837; five were made later by Garrard & Company.These early Victorian knives are fitted with stainless steel blades and are in wonderful condition. They do not bear any crests. The soup spoons are in the oval bowled table spoon form and although there are only ten, if necessary two of the table spoons could be used instead to make up the full complement. Queens Pattern was first in fashion in the 1820s and has similarities in shape to Kings Pattern, but with more ornate decoration and an anthemion motif to the reverse of the bowls. It was named in honour of Queen Caroline of Brunswick (King George IVs wife). The highly ornate decoration found on Queens Pattern demands that each piece is made with a thick gauge of silver and thus makes it one of the most prestigious of all flatware patterns. This 88-piece service consists of the following. Total weight of weighable silver. The bowls are unworn and the tines are full and equal in length.
The double struck decoration remains crisp. Each piece has a lovely hand-cleaned patina. This canteen is supplied in purple anti-tarnish cutlery rolls.Each roll has individual pockets to hold 12 items per roll. All of our antique and second-hand canteens of silver are thoroughly cleaned, polished and checked before being offered for sale. We guarantee that you will receive exactly what you expect, in good order throughout and in a timely and professional manner.
Your complete satisfaction matters to us and we shall do our utmost to achieve this goal. We have been dealing in antique silver for 25 years and are specialist dealers in silver flatware. We have a huge stock of silver canteens of cutlery to suit all requirements and budgets.Here is a quick summary of what we have available. All standard British flatware patterns are available from the plainer services such as Old English, Fiddle & Rattail through restrained decoration, for example Bead, Fiddle& Thread & Dubarry and the ornate premier patterns like Kings, Queens & Fiddle, Thread & Shell. We have a stock of approximately 30 different patterns.
Antique hand-wrought London made services to modern Sheffield made canteens and everything in between. All in hallmarked Sterling silver. From small services for 4, 6 or 8 place settings, full services for 12 and even double, triple and large number bespoke services to suit your exact requirements.
A large selection available to complement your canteen. We have boxed sets, loose sets or sets within cutlery rolls. We are specialist dealers and generally supply the silver retail trade. Without the burden of High Street costs we can offer our canteens at wholesale prices, without any loss in quality to either product or the service provided.You can be assured of a professional and friendly service and will never be disappointed with. Quality Silver - Sensible Prices. The item "88-piece SILVER CANTEEN of QUEENS PATTERN CUTLERY, 1844, 12 person service CREST" is in sale since Thursday, May 14, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cutlery". The seller is "sunbeau" and is located in Royal Forest of Dean.
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