129 piece Hester Bateman Pattern Canteen

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129 piece Canteen (258 piece option) – Hester Bateman Pattern (12 place settings); Boxed - Hallmark: Sheffield 1996 by Roberts & Belk – Weight: 6150 grams (198 tr.oz.) - Ref. No.: KRH/4490

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129 piece Hester Bateman Pattern Canteen of Cutlery, Sheffield 1996 by Roberts & Belk


The Service

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

All the pieces in this canteen were made in Sheffield by Roberts & Belk (owned by CJ Vander) and bear appropriate Sterling silver hallmarks for Sheffield 1996.

The service is in mint condition and is unlikely to have ever been used.

We can double-up with this service to 24 place settings as we have an identical set – see below for details.


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 has earned her the sobriquet “Queen of English Silversmiths”.



This 129-piece service consists of the following:

12 Soup Spoons (round bowls) 17.3cm 12 Coffee Spoons             10.5cm
12 Table/dinner Forks             21cm 12 Fish Knives                  21.5cm
12 Table Knives                       25cm 12 Fish Forks                    18.3cm
12 Dessert  Forks                    18.7cm 4 Table/serving Spoons    21.2cm
12 Dessert Knives                   21.8cm 3 piece Carving Set      28 to 33.6cm
12 Dessert Spoons                  18.5cm Pair Sauce Ladles             15.5cm
12 Teaspoons                          12.8cm  

Total weight of weighable silver  6150 grams (198 troy ounces) plus 24 silver handled knives and three piece carving set.



Excellent polished condition throughout. Mint.



This canteen is presented within its original wooden box. The knives are contained within the hinged cover and the fish eaters & sauce ladles in the pull out drawer. The box has a few minor scuffs to the exterior


Optional Extras

We are pleased to inform that we have another exact matching canteen to this one, with the exception that there is no second wooden box. This would increase the size of the service to 24 place settings with 258 pieces and the total weight will be increased to 12,300grams plus 54 silver handled extras. These extra 129 pieces are all contained within their original cellophane wrappers. The price for both canteens together is £9950 – please contact us if you are interested in this option.


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.