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Boxed Hanoverian Rattail 84 piece Silver Canteen

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84 piece Canteen – Hanoverian Rattail Pattern (8 place settings) - Hallmark: Sheffield 1972 by J Sanderson; Weight: 2400 grams (77.2 tr.oz.) - Ref. No.: AE/8617

Boxed Hanoverian Rattail 84 piece Silver Canteen



Sheffield 1972 by J Sanderson


The Service

We are pleased to be offering this superb silver canteen of cutlery in Hanoverian Rattail Pattern.  This complete formal dining service provides for ten pieces per 8 place settings with additional serving spoons.


This is a straight (same date & maker) service that is presented within its original wooden box. Each piece benefits from being in excellent polished condition with no personalised engravings.


A benefit and cost saver for this service is the inclusion of fish knives and forks that are silver plated (EPNS) rather than hallmarked silver. As infrequently used pieces, the original buyer sensibly decided to include them for minimal cost and as far as our pricing is concerned they are included for free. On the occasions that they are needed, then they are available and match the rest of the service. They have seen little use so far and retain their full silver plate with no scratching.


The silvr handled knives in the service are fitted with Sheffield made stainless steel blades.


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 there is the diagnostic rattail extension to the handle on the reverse sides.



This 84-piece service consists of the following:

8 Table Forks                              20.7cm

8 Fish Knives (EPNS)         21.5cm

8 Table Knives                            25cm

8 Fish Forks (EPNS)           19.5cm

8 Dessert  Forks                         17.6cm

8 Teaspoons                        12.7cm

8 Dessert Knives                        21.5cm

8 Coffee Spoons                  11cm

8 Dessert Spoons                      17.1cm

4 Table/serving Spoons      21.2cm

8 Soup Spoons (round bowls)  16cm


Total weight of weighable silver (52 pieces)  2400 grams (77.2 troy ounces) + 16 silver handled knives.



Excellent condition with minimal scratching through use. All fork tines and spoon bowls are unworn.



This canteen is presented within a good quality green-baize lined wooden box. There is a single pull-out drawer. The box is in good order with minimal scratching to the exterior with a little varnish wear along the edges. There is no key.


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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