130 Piece SILVER PRINCESS PATTERN CANTEEN CUTLERY, London 1898 by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Princess Pattern (18 place settings). 6305 grams (202.7 troy ounces). We are pleased to be offering a beautifully presented Victorian period silver 18 place settings canteen of cutlery in the graceful Princess Pattern with every piece bearing the same engraved crest featuring a lions head erased. The service provides for six pieces per 18 place settings with additional teaspoons, egg spoons and serving items.
All the spoons and forks in this service were made by the premier makers, Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Limited, bear hallmarks for London 1898 and are engraved with the same crest to the front. The thirty-six knives and two carving forks have silver handles and stainless steel blades, and although a slightly different design and made in London 1915 by Thomas Bradbury & Son, they are an excellent complement to the set. They are engraved with the same crest as the rest of the service.
The set has 18 of all the main dining pieces and includes the 19. Century style oval-bowled soup spoon (ideal also for use as serving spoons). There are twelve teaspoons which if necessary could be matched up with the six egg spoons to make up eighteen.
Officially called Princess Number 1 pattern, this 19. Century pattern has an elegant restrained decoration based on the Kings Pattern shape.
It is a scarce and highly desirable pattern that is very rarely found as a full service. The spoons and forks are all housed in a lovely, light oak box with blue baize fitted interior.The knives are kept separately in three burgundy cutlery rolls. The top of the box is fitted with a brass shield stating the name of the original owner and to whom the crest belongs Sir W. This 130-piece service consists of the following. Total weight of weighable silver. The silver is in excellent polished condition throughout with no personalised engravings and no wear to either the fork tines or the bowl tips.
A first class service in a ready-to-use condition. This canteen is beautifully contained within its original light oak box, lined with blue baize and each piece slots nicely in to place. There are two empty slots where an additional pair of sauce ladles could be kept.The knives are supplied in three burgundy cloth cutlery rolls. The top of the box is fitted with a brass shield stating the name of the original owner. MacGregor began his working life as a lowly farm labourer in Aberdeenshire, but was encouraged to go to grammar school and university where he studied medicine. He became a medical officer in the Seychelles, Mauritius and Fiji, where as well as receiving the Albert Medal for saving lives from a shipwreck, he began to be involved in administrative affairs. Having held offices in New Guinea, Lagos Colony, Nigeria and Newfoundland, he became Governor of Queensland in 1909 and assisted in the inauguration of the University of Queensland. His colonial administrations were informed by his knowledge of languages, botany, ethnology, and by his medical training. His published exploration of New Guinea earned him the Founders Medal in 1896 from the Royal Geographical Society. The post-nominal letters on the brass shield indicate that he was appointed as a Privy Counsellor.
, and was awarded the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael & Saint George. And the Companion of the Order of the Bath. 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 "Victorian 18 person service SILVER CANTEEN of PRINCESS CUTLERY SET, London 1898" is in sale since Friday, April 16, 2021. 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.