40-piece Rat-Tail Pattern Canteen, Sheffield 1970 by Francis Howard
Hanoverian Rattail Pattern
Hanoverian Rattail was first in fashion between 1710 and 1730 and has been reproduced since the 1890ís. It was the first flatware pattern in the UK to be used for complete canteens. Due to itís 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, whilst the spoons have the trademark rattail extension to the handle on the reverse side of the bowl. The forks in this service are three pronged which are the same as those used in the first period of rattail in the early Georgian period.
This is a "straight" canteen (i.e. all pieces were made at the same time by a single maker) with eight place settings. Each piece is hallmarked Sheffield 1970 by Francis Howard (one knife is by Mappin & Webb). The pieces in this canteen have a very hefty feel in the hand. It is extremely competitively priced and benefits from the presence of the original silver handled knives. Three-pronged forks are always highly sought after and this canteen boasts sixteen of them.
Components and Measurements
This -piece service consists of the following:
Total weight of weighable silver 1467 grams (47.2 tr. oz.) This figure excludes the sixteen knives.
Additional Hanoverian Rattail items can be supplied on request to complement this service.
Excellent. All the fork tines are full length and spoon bowls retain their thick tips. There are neither engravings nor erasures. The canteen is in fine condition throughout.
This canteen benefits from being presented in blue anti-tarnish cutlery rolls.
Ref. No.: DC/67AD
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