143 Piece SILVER WELLINGTON PATTERN CANTEEN CUTLERY, London 1855 by George Adams. Wellington Pattern (12 place settings).
7940 grams (255.3 troy ounces) + 36 knives with stainless steel blades. We are pleased to be offering a truly fantastic quality and extensive 12-place settings silver Victorian period canteen in the sought after Wellington Pattern. This service has the bonus of extra sets of table forks, dessert knives, forks and spoons. This gives the owner greater flexibility with laying the table; the spare sets being available for a starter and/or cheese course.In addition, there is a good array of serving pieces including a fabulous soup ladle and stunning pair of 12 long serving spoons (aka basting or gravy spoons). All the spoons, forks and servers were hand-wrought in London by the very best flatware makers of the Victorian period Chawner & Company and bear the GA makers mark of the owner, George Adams. All pieces (with the exception of a single dessert and tea spoon from 1892 - they are exact matches) were made in 1855, which was soon after the pattern was first designed in 1848 each piece is stamped with an 1848 design registration kite mark to the lower end of the reverse stem. All the spoons, forks and servers are engraved with an engraved crest that features a lion rampant wielding a cutlass. In the traditional manner, the spoons are engraved to the front terminals and the forks to the reverse. As antique knives rarely survive, the silver handled knives with stainless steel blades complementing this service date from the late 20. Century and were made in Sheffield 1971 by James Dixon & Son and the blades are engraved with the name of the Chester retailers, Lowe & Sons. These are not engraved with a crest.
All pieces benefit from being in excellent polished condition with crisp decoration. Wellington Pattern was first produced by Chawner & Company in 1848 in readiness for the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace.
It was named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington and hero of the Battle of Waterloo and is a much sought after flatware pattern today. The best examples, as in the case of this service, have the decoration displayed on both sides of the stem (double-struck) and so a good thick gauge of silver was required for its production. All the spoons and forks in this service were hand wrought in London by the most important company of silver flatware makers of the period Chawner & Company under the leadership of George W Adams (working period 1840 to 1882) and bear his GA makers mark. This 143-piece service consists of the following.Total weight of weighable silver. 7940 grams (155.3 troy ounces). Additional to this weight are the 36 silver handled knives. This service is in excellent condition throughout with crisp decoration, full length fork tines and unworn spoon bowls. To find a Victorian service in this pattern and in this fabulous condition is quite a coup. This canteen is supplied in twelve second-hand cutlery rolls. These purple rolls have individual pockets and hold 12 items per roll. The large serving items are supplied loose. 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 "Huge WELLINGTON silver CANTEEN of CUTLERY 12 person table service London 1855" is in sale since Friday, November 27, 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.