101-piece King's Pattern Canteen, London 1911 by George Jackson & David Fullerton
We are offering for sale a magnificent canteen contained within it's original oak box. This is a straight 12-place settings canteen with all the forks, spoons and servers made by the same top London maker. It is in superb condition and is as good a canteen as you are likely find.
King's Pattern is the most well known and popular decorative pattern. It was based on an 18th century French design and became fashionable amongst the wealthy in the early years of the 19th Century. The design encompasses a shell to both sides of the handle terminal and reverse of the bowl, scrolls down the handle shaft with a honeysuckle motif to the centre. The double-struck nature of the pattern (i.e. pattern on both sides) ensures that a good gauge of silver was used in manufacture and therefore the majority of London-made pieces in this pattern have a hefty feel in the hand. The best quality King's Pattern was made in London, where it was hand-wrought and has a high relief to the decoration. Machine made King's Pattern from Sheffield is lower in relief and generally has a less interesting appearance and lighter weight.
firm of Jackson & Fullerton were one of the premier silversmithing companies
of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. The company
produced some of the finest quality silver flatware of the period in most of the
traditional patterns. They were unusual in having their workshops in Bristol
(hand-wrought in the London tradition); sending their goods to London for
hallmarking. They also maintained London showrooms. They were the continuation
of the large Bristol establishment of Josiah Williams & Company. George
Maudsley Jackson entered into partnership in 1883 with Josiah Williams.
Following the death of Williams, George Jackson went into a new partnership with
David Fullerton in 1897 with the maker’s mark “GJ” over “DF”. The
partnership flourished until 1915, when Fullerton carried the company on in
it’s former name of Josiah Williams & Co.
This extensive canteen is beautifully presented in a blue baize lined wooden box. The box has brass strengtheners to the corners, two brass carrying handles and an inlaid brass cartouche to the centre (vacant). There are two lift out trays; one holds the knives, the other holds the forks and small spoons whilst the base holds the larger spoons and serving items. All the pieces are in fabulous condition and have not been engraved. The spoons, forks and servers are all made by Jackson & Fullerton in London 1911, the knives are top quality Sheffield pieces, with silver handles and stainless steel blades, made by Roberts & Belk in 1971. Each piece has a good heavy feel in the hand. A major plus for this canteen is the presence of a good range of serving items. This is a truly magnificent service and the entire canteen is in wonderful condition.
Components and Measurements
This -piece service consists of the following:
Total weight of weighable silver 5225 grams (168 tr. oz.) This figure excludes the twenty four knives.
Excellent. All the fork tines are full length and spoon bowls retain their thick tips. The decoration is crisp throughout and there are are neither engravings nor erasures. The canteen appears to have been seldom used (probably only for special occasions) and is therefore in fine condition throughout.
Ref. No.: TT/9903
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