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12 Place Setting Fiddle Canteen by George Adams

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84 piece Canteen – Fiddle Pattern (12 place settings) - Hallmark: London 1840 - 82 by George Adams – Weight: 3270 grams (105 tr.oz.) + 24 knives - Ref. No.: ZK/2765


84 piece Fiddle Pattern Canteen, London 1840-82 by George Adams


The Service

We are pleased to be offering a rare opportunity to buy a top quality, Victorian period silver 12 place settings canteen in Fiddle Pattern with all the spoons and forks made by the same maker and every item being in excellent polished condition with no engravings.

The service provides for seven pieces per 12 place settings with serving pieces as optional extras.

All the spoons and forks were hand wrought in London and made by the premier flatware specialist George Adams of Chawner & Company between 1840 and 1882. The soup spoons are in the standard oval bowled form of the 19th century where soup was supped from the side of the bowl – these table spoons are also useful for serving purposes. The teaspoons are 5.75” long and can also have a dual purpose for use with certain desserts (e.g. mousse and creme brulee).

Antique knives rarely survive in good condition, so we are offering this service with 24 modern silver handled knives. These have the benefit of being in fine condition and are fitted with practical stainless steel blades. If you already have knives, then we can remove these from the service on request.

The service could be enhanced by adding serving pieces that we have in stock, also by George Adams – see below for details.


Fiddle Pattern

Fiddle Pattern was the dominant flatware pattern of 19th Century Britain. It was by far the most popular pattern from 1810 until 1880. Production was largely discontinued in 1914, as the original dies for hand wrought fiddle pattern were destroyed during the First World War. As the pattern has rarely been made since, the design is distinctively 19th Century and is extremely popular today for people wishing to have antique cutlery.


The Maker

All the spoons and forks were hand wrought in London during the Victorian period by the most important company of silver flatware makers of the period – Chawner & Company – under the leadership of George W Adams (working period 1840 to 1882). All pieces bear his “GA” makers mark.



This 84-piece service consists of the following:

12 Table/dinner Knives     24.8cm

12 Table/soup Spoons  22.4cm

12 Dessert  Knives             22.2cm

12 Dessert Spoons        18.4cm

12 Table/dinner Forks      20.6cm

12 Teaspoons                  14.5cm

12 Dessert  Forks              17.6cm


Total weight of silver 3270 grams (105 troy ounces) plus 24 silver handled knives.


Optional Extras

We have a selection of fiddle pattern serving items by George Adams. These include:  soup ladle, sauce ladles, 12” basting spoons, serving fork, fish slice, butter knife, runcible spoon, sugar tongs, sugar shovel, mustard spoon, salt spoons etc. We could also add a set of egg spoons that can double up as coffee spoons.


Further details can be provided on request.



Excellent polished condition with no engravings throughout.



This canteen is offered in new anti-tarnish cutlery rolls. These navy blue rolls have individual pockets and hold 12 items each.


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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