Sheffield 1973/4 by Roberts & Belk. 6930 grams (222.8 troy ounces) + 24 knives with stainless steel blades. This is a fantastic silver canteen in the highly sought after Queens Pattern. The service provides for ten pieces per 12 place settings with a handy range of serving items. All pieces have double-struck Queens pattern decoration in high relief and benefit from having no personalise engravings.
Each piece bears a Sheffield hallmark with the R&B makers mark, plus the table and dessert knives are fitted with stainless steel blades with the Roberts & Belk name engraved to them. Interestingly, the year date letter for 1973 is a copy of that used in the first year of opening for the Sheffield assay office in 1773 and was replicated to celebrate their bicentenary.
A major bonus of this service is something for every occasion, so whether you are planning to start dinner with soup or fish, the requisite piece is available. Likewise, the service accommodates a dessert course and after dinner tea and/or coffee. Queens Pattern was first in fashion in the 1820s and has similarities in shape to Kings Pattern but has 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. This 126-piece service consists of the following. 12 Soup Spoons (18.2cm). 12 Dessert Forks (18.3cm). 12 Fish Knives (21.2cm).
12 Dessert Spoons (19.2cm). 12 Fish Forks (19.4cm). 12 Table/dinner Knives (25.5cm). 12 Coffee Spoons (11.5cm).
12 Table/dinner Forks (21.4cm). 4 Table Spoons (23.5cm). 12 Dessert Knives (22.7cm).2 Sauce Ladles (16.6cm). Total weight of weighable silver 6930 grams (222.8 troy ounces). Additional to this weight are the 24 silver handled knives with stainless steel blades. Excellent polished condition throughout near mint. There are no personalised engravings, nor have any been erased.
The box has some minor scuffs and scratches to the exterior. This canteen is nicely presented within a wooden box with the table knives slotted in to the lid. Each piece has its own slot to prevent scuffing with its neighbour. 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 "Beautiful SILVER Queens pattern CANTEEN of CUTLERY SET 12 person service BOXED" is in sale since Tuesday, February 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.