This is a fantastic silver canteen in the highly sought after Queens Pattern. The service provides for six pieces per 8 place settings and has the rare inclusion of antique knives in fine condition. Of particular importance with antique flatware is the condition - this service is fabulous with crisp decoration and no wear to fork tines or spoon bowls. All the flatware was hand-wrought in the traditional fashion of the London silversmiths and has double-struck decoration in high relief. This is a straight service with all pieces being made by the most important specialist flatware makers of the Victorian period, Chawner & Company.
The set comprises a straight service of 1848 spoons and forks with engraved crests of a lion to the reverse sides n. One table fork and one dessert fork are not engraved and are dated 1873 by the same maker.
Most unusually, the knives are also made by Chawner & Company and are hallmarked for London 1860/62. The knives benefit from having later added stainless steel blades (as opposed to the original carbon steel blades which will have rusted and been impracticable for use). The knife hafts have the bonus of bearing no engravings and so match in well with the front sides of the spoons and forks. 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. Chawner & Company was founded in 1815 by William Chawner, on the solid grounding of an apprenticeship and later partnership within the most important line of specialist spoon and forks makers dating back to the mid-18. Chawner & Company became the largest and most important specialist silver flatware makers of the 19. In 1840, George W Adams took over the business from his mother-in-law Mary Chawner and developed the company even further using his GA makers mark. They introduced new flatware patterns and fashioned silver for important private clients and high end retailers. The company was prolific in their output and always produced the best quality silver flatware available. The spoons and forks were hand forged to ensure balance and durability, and were made from a good gauge of silver to give them a nice hefty weight in the hand.
The reputation of Chawner & Company endures to this day and a canteen wrought by them will give maximum satisfaction. This 48-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. 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 "1848 Service for 8 People SILVER QUEENS PATTERN CANTEEN of CUTLERY Chawner & Co" is in sale since Wednesday, November 11, 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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