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Boxed Hanoverian Rattail 87 piece Silver Canteen

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87 piece Canteen – Hanoverian Rattail Pattern (12 place settings) - Hallmark: Sheffield 1919/20 by Walker & Hall– Weight: 3595 grams (115.6 tr.oz.) - Ref. No.: RE/1203

Boxed Hanoverian Rattail 87 piece Silver Canteen



Sheffield 1919/20 by Walker & Hall

The Service

We are pleased to be offering a great opportunity to own a boxed silver canteen of cutlery in the very popular Hanoverian Rattail.  Serving twelve people, this canteen is attractively presented and has a good array of serving items.


This is a straight (same date & maker) service with:

  • 50 dining spoons & forks made of silver (shown in bold in the table below) and hallmarked for Sheffield 1919/20 by Walker & Hall;
  • 8 serving items also hallmarked Sheffield 1919/20 by Walker & Hall, including a fabulous large soup ladle;
  • 24 top quality knives with imitation bone handles and stainless steel blades;
  • 5 piece carving set with imitation bone handles and stainless steel blades.

Each piece benefits from being in excellent polished condition with no personalised engravings.


Hanoverian Rattail Pattern

Hanoverian Rattail was first in fashion between 1710 and 1730 and has been reproduced since the 1880’s. It was the first flatware pattern in the UK to be used for complete canteens. Due to its elegant lines and proportions it has continued to enjoy great popularity and is probably the most sought after traditional pattern. The front of each piece has a distinctive central ridge and the trademark rattail extension to the handle on the reverse side of the bowl/tines.




This 87-piece service consists of the following:


12 Table Forks                       19.3cm

6 Teaspoons                  12.9cm

12 Table   Knives (bone handled) 24.7cm

4 Table/serving Spoons  21.2cm

12 Dessert    Forks                  17.8cm

Soup Ladle                    28.6cm  

12 Cheese/side   Knives (bone handled) 20.4cm

2 Sauce Ladles             15.8cm

12 Dessert   Spoons                   18cm

Sugar Tongs                12.1cm     

 8 Soup Spoons (round bowls) 17cm

5 piece Carving Set  (bone   handled)


Total weight of weighable silver  3430 grams (110.3 troy ounces).



Excellent polished condition throughout with full length fork tines and unworn spoon bowls.



This canteen is presented within its original, blue baize lined, oak box with a lift out top tray. Each piece has its own individual slot to prevent scuffing. The box has a brass, shield-shaped escutcheon inlaid within the cover which benefits from not being engraved. The canteen can be locked, and the original key is still present. Overall this is a nicely presented service.


As with all the canteens available from our web-site, we are happy to send a sample place setting for approval, on receipt of a fully refundable surety payment, prior to purchasing this canteen.


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