119 piece Hester Bateman Pattern Canteen

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119 piece Canteen &ndash; Hester Bateman Pattern (12 place settings); Boxed - Hallmark: Sheffield 1976 by Mappin &amp; Webb &ndash; Weight: 5810 grams (186.8 tr.oz.) + 24 knives &amp; carvers - Ref. No.: TWB/6580</p>

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119 Piece Silver Canteen of Cutlery in Hester Bateman Pattern,

Sheffield 1976 by Mappin & Webb

We are pleased to be offering a great opportunity to own an outstanding boxed silver cutlery set in the highly desirable Hester Bateman Pattern.  This elegant service provides for nine pieces per 12 place settings with additional serving and carving items. 

This is a straight and complete service: all the pieces in this canteen were made in Sheffield by Mappin & Webb and bear appropriate Sterling silver hallmarks for Sheffield 1976. The pieces have a good hefty weight and benefit from having never been engraved. 

The service is in superb polished condition.

 

Hester Bateman Pattern

This flatware pattern is named in honour of the most famous lady silversmith Hester Bateman. As a widow, Hester Bateman took over her husband’s business in 1760, and not only continued to produce but actually expanded the business, which for a woman of 52 years of age in the late 18thCentury was no mean achievement. 

Hester Bateman was one of the innovators of the Classical style in English silver and this flatware service portrays many of the features used by her in the production of silver. The bead edge and engraved cartouche were features used by her during the 1780’s. Her fine designs and elegant productions earned her the sobriquet “Queen of English Silversmiths”.

 

Components

This 119-piece service consists of the following:

12 Soup Spoons                 17.5cm

12 Tea/coffee spoons            12.8cm

12 Table/dinner Forks         20.5cm

12 Fish Knives                    20.8cm

12 Table Knives                      24cm

12 Fish Forks                      18.7cm

12 Dessert  Forks                18.3cm

6 Table/serving Spoons    21.1cm

12 Dessert   Knives               21.2cm

3 piece Carving Set

12 Dessert Spoons                18.3cm

Pair Sauce   Ladles               15.5cm

Total weight of weighable silver  5810 grams (186.8 troy ounces) plus 24 silver handled knives and three piece carving set.

  

Condition

Excellent polished condition throughout. Mint!

 

Presentation

This canteen is presented within its original wooden box complete with key and 2 pull-out drawers. There is ample space in the bottom drawer for extra pieces or to store napkins etc. This is a premier style of box with each piece having its own slot to prevent scuffing from its neighbour. The box has a few minor scuffs to the exterior.

 

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.