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84 piece Fiddle & Thread Canteen, 1858

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84 piece Canteen – Fiddle & Thread Pattern (12 place settings) - Hallmark: London 1851-58 by George Adams  – Weight: 3880 grams (124.8 tr.oz.) + 24 knives - Ref. No.: FT/6822

84 piece Fiddle & Thread Canteen, 1858


84 Piece Silver Fiddle & Thread Pattern Canteen of Cutlery,

London 1842 by George Adams


The Service

We are pleased to be offering an excellent Victorian period silver 12 place settings canteen in the very popular Fiddle & Thread Pattern. The service provides for seven pieces per 12 place settings.

All the spoons and forks were hand wrought in London during the 1850's 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. Each piece has a good hefty weight in the hand.

This canteen is made up from two part services – 38 pieces are hallmarked London 1858 by GA and are crested to the front, whilst the remaining spoons and forks (22 pieces) are free from any engravings and also date from the 1850’s.

The twenty four silver handled knives were made in Sheffield 1972 by William Yates, have a good weight and are fitted with stainless steel blades. N.B. these can be removed from the service if not required with an appropriate reduction in price.


Fiddle & Thread Pattern

Fiddle Pattern was the dominant flatware pattern of 19th Century Britain, however it stemmed from the same shaped French pattern that had a thread design running around the border. In the UK this became known as Fiddle & Thread. It is a very popular pattern as it treads the fine line between a completely plain design and an ornate design.



This 72-piece service consists of the following:

12 Table/dinner knives     25cm

12 Dessert  Forks     17.3cm

12 Table/dinner Forks      20.5cm

12 Dessert Spoons    18.1cm

12 Table/soup Spoons       22.2cm

12 Teaspoons            14.3cm

12 Dessert  Knives             22.3cm


Total weight of weighable silver 3880 grams (124.8 troy ounces).



Excellent polished condition throughout with crisp decoration.



This canteen is supplied in seven new anti-tarnish cutlery rolls.


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.