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22 piece King's Pattern Canteen, London 1890

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£1,295.00
22 piece Canteen – King’s Pattern (6 place settings) - London 1883-95 by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Ltd.; Weight: 1790 grams ( 57.6 tr.oz.) - Ref: GS/4266

22 piece King's Pattern Canteen, London 1890








Details

22 Piece Silver King’s Pattern Canteen, London 1883 to 1895

by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Limited

 

The Service

We are pleased to be offering a top quality Victorian silver 6 place settings canteen in Kings Pattern.

This competitively priced service provides the basic pieces and could be used for intimate dining, or to augment an existing service or be the platform for building a much larger service. Should extra pieces be required then we shall be happy to supply them (see optional extras below).

Each piece bears an excellent engraved crest to the front terminal featuring a lion rampant and every piece was made by the premier London retailers Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Limited. There is a mix of dates between 1883 and 1895, but the majority are hallmarked for London 1890.

  

King's Pattern

King's Pattern is the most well known and popular decorative patterns. 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.

 

Components

This 22-piece service consists of the following:

6 Table/dinner Forks       21.5cm

2 Table/Serving Spoons       22.7cm

6 Dessert Spoons             18.4cm

2 Sauce Ladles                     17cm

6 Dessert  Forks              18.1cm

 

The total weight of silver is 1790 grams (57.6 troy ounces).

 

Optional Extras

We have a huge range of King’s Pattern in stock. There are three more table spoons bearing the same crest, plus we can supply any other item (without the crest or with a different crest). We can add further dining pieces to increase the size of the service or supply serving pieces to suit.

We can supply late 20th century silver handled knives to complement this service on request.

 

Condition

Excellent original condition throughout with minimal wear to the tines and full, unworn spoon bowls. The double struck decoration remains crisp throughout.

 

Presentation

This canteen is offered loose. We can supply anti-tarnish cutlery rolls on request. These navy blue rolls have individual pockets to hold 12 items per roll and are available for £15 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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