54 piece Silver 8 Person Canteen of Cutlery in Marlborough Pattern, London 1854 by Lias. Marlborough Pattern (8 place settings). London 1850 to 1869 by Henry & Henry Lias. 3140 grams (101 troy ounces) + 8 table knives with stainless steel blades.
This is a very rare and high quality 54 piece Victorian canteen of silver cutlery in an enigmatic 19. The service provides for seven pieces per 8 place settings. All pieces were hand-wrought in London by the specialist flatware makers Lias Brothers and made over a 19 year period in the mid-19. There are eight of each piece, except for the teaspoons of which there are only six.
The table forks, desert forks, table spoons and dessert spoons are all engraved with the same Moors head crest and hallmarked London 1854, whilst the 16 knives are engraved with a stag and hallmarked London 1850 and the teaspoons with a script monogram and hallmarked for London 1869. Century knives are a major bonus as modern knives are not available in this pattern. The table knives, although a little shorter than modern standards, have the benefit of being fitted with later stainless steel blades to give them a good cutting edge.The dessert knives retain their original silver blades. This attractive flatware pattern was produced exclusively by the Lias Brothers company during the 1850s and 1860s.
It is illustrated in Silver Flatware as figure 241, but at the time of writing the book there was no known name, it has however been recently identified from original catalogues as being called Marlborough Pattern. It is a premier pattern as items have a very hefty weight in the hand with table spoons and table forks each weighing 3 tr. This 54-piece service consists of the following.
Total weight of weighable silver. 3140 grams (101 troy ounces). This weight includes the dessert knives with the loaded handles, but not the 8 table knives. The fork tines are full and equal lengths and the spoons bowls retain their original thick tips.
For an antique service of 150+ years age, the condition is exceptional. This canteen is supplied in 8 new anti-tarnish cutlery rolls. Each of these navy blue rolls holds a single 7-piece place setting. 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 "Rare 54 pce Marlborough SILVER CANTEEN of CUTLERY, London 1854 Lias FLATWARE SET" is in sale since Wednesday, November 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cutlery". The seller is "sunbeau" and is located in Royal Forest of Dean. This item can be shipped worldwide.