To view all our products please visit Forrest and Fraser. An Early Victorian 12 Place Silver Kings Pattern Canteen by George Adams. A very fine early Victorian silver double struck King's Pattern 12 place setting canteen service with the shell and diamond heel. This wonderful table service consists of 91 pieces made up of. 1 pair of sugar tongs.
Total weighable silver: 4567g or 146.8 ozT (161 oz). The silver handled (filled) dinner & dessert knives retain their original steel blades.All the pieces hallmarked for London, the dates are between 1847 - 1874. Except the sugar tongs which are hallmarked for London 1858 by Elizabeth & John Eaton, and the knives, carver & serving fork are hallmarked for Sheffield 1860 by Harrison Bros & Howson. The blades are stamped V R with a dagger between. All the pieces are in very good condition with no damage or repairs. The decoration is crisp throughout.
A very fine set of silver cutlery. George William Adams (Chawner & Co). He was a prolific maker of fine silverware in the second half off the nineteenth century. In 1838, George William Adams married Mary Chawner, the daughter of William Chawner.It was agreed that he would go into the business with her mother (Mary Chawner), and a joint makers mark was registered from March November 1840. After this, George Adams took over Chawner & Co, and ran it exceptionally well. He was an exhibitor at the 1851 Great Exhibition. And the company became one of the largest producers of top quality silver flatware in Victorian England. The Chawner & Co pattern book was published in 1875, and became the encyclopedia for Victorian flatware patterns. It was heavily referenced by Ian Pickford in his now-standard reference book on silver flatware. Garrard & Co, Elkington & Co (in most cases they overstruck the pieces with their own mark). 12 Table forks - London 6x 1852, 6x1855.
Length - 21cm or 8 ¼. Tine width - 3cm or 1 ¼. Weight - 1084g or 34.85 ozT.
12 Table spoons - London 7x 1852, 2x1849, 3x 1862. Length - 22.5cm or 8 ¾.
Bowl width - 5cm or 2. Weight - 1159g or 37.3 ozT. 12 Dessert forks - London 3x 1847, 2x 1872, 2x 1862, 2x 1856, 1x 1874, 1x 1854, 1x 1855.
Length - 15.5cm or 6. Tine width - 2.5cm or 1. Weight - 739g or 23.8 ozT. 12 Dessert spoons - London 2x 1852, 2x 1860, 1848, 1854, 3x 1847, 1862, 1867, 1854. Length - 18cm or 7.
Bowl width - 4cm or 1 ½. Weight - 736g or 23.66 ozT. 12 Teaspoons - London 3x 1855, 2x 1863, 3x 1864, 2x 1851, 2x 1852. Length - 14.5cm or 5 ¾.Bowl width - 3cm or 1 ¼. Weight - 433g or 13.92 ozT. 1 pair of Sugar tongs - London 1858 by Elizabeth & John Eaton. Length - 15cm or 6. Width - 5cm or 2. Weight - 77g or 2.47 ozT. 4 Sauce/serving Ladles - London 2x 1847, 1852, 1859.
Bowl width - 6cm or 2. Weight - 339g or 10.9 ozT. 12 Table knife length: 28.5cm or 11 ¼.
12 Dessert knife length: 22.5cm or 9. 1 Carver length: 30cm or 12. 1 Serving fork length: 27cm or 10 ½.
Sensible offers will be considered. Further high quality images supplied on request. Please ask any questions you have about this item.The condition report above is accurate and the photos are part of this. The measurements are a very good guide/approximation. Please ask any questions you like. A majority of countries do not charge import duty on antique silverware, the US for example.
However, any duty that is payable on import will be the buyers responsibility. The item "An Early Victorian 12 Place Silver Kings Pattern Canteen by George Adams" is in sale since Friday, October 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cutlery". The seller is "ff_fine_silver" and is located in South West.
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