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Antique Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons
1929 to 1940 London
Offered by AC Silver
Each spoon and fork features a pip to the handle terminal, and the spoons feature a rat tail to the reverse of the bowls.
The bowls of the egg spoons retain the original gilding.
This sterling silver canteen consists of 116 pieces:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
12 Table spoons
12 Soup spoons
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Egg spoons
Pair of sauce ladles
Large carving knife
Small carving knife
Large carving fork
Small carving fork
The fundamental components of this canteen were crafted by James Henry & Herbert Barraclough of Z Barraclough & Sons and the remaining pieces were crafted by Josiah Williams & Co, all in London between 1929 and 1940.
Each silversmith produced this flatware set using an identical dye set allowing the service to have correlating proportions.
This impressive set benefits from the original carving set fitted with bone handles and bearing the maker's mark 'Z. Barrackough & Sons Ltd, Silversmiths, Leeds'.
The original bone handled knives bear the maker's mark 'Z. Barrackough & Sons Ltd, Silversmiths, Leeds' to the stainless steel blades; one knife have been crafted in the same size and from the same period but by a different maker.
This canteen of cutlery can be purchased with plain sterling silver handled Hanoverian pattern knives and supplied in felt cutlery rolls if so desired; for further information please contact Andrew Campbell directly at email@example.com.
This exceptional canteen of cutlery is fitted to the original and impressive oak wood three drawer canteen box which features brass drawer handles and a plain rectangular vacant cartouche to the upper surface.
The hinged doors of the canteen box incorporate a mahogany panel to the centre and is fitted with a button style handle and brass escutcheon.
The interior of the box bears the inset ivory maker/retailer's mark 'Z. Barrackough & Sons Ltd, Silversmiths, Leeds'.
This canteen of cutlery is an exceptional example, as to be expected from such London made flatware; locating an antique service fitted to the original box is becoming increasingly difficult.
Table knife 26.3cm/10.4"
Table fork 19.6cm/7.7"
Table spoon 21cm/8.3"
Soup spoon 19.2cm/7.6"
Dessert knife 22.3cm/8.8"
Dessert fork 17.5cm/6.9"
Dessert spoon 17.3cm/6.8"
Egg spoon 12cm/4.7"
Soup ladle 32cm/12.6"
Sauce ladle 18.2cm/7.2"
Large carving knife 35.4cm/13.9"
Small carving knife 31.3cm/12.3"
Large carving fork 25.4cm/10"
Small carving fork 25cm/9.8"
Sharpening steel 31.3cm/12.3"
140 troy ounces/4353g (excluding the bone handled components)
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The oak wood box is in presentation condition.
There is some discolouration to the original bone handled knives, in keeping with age.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine and impressive canteen.
Origin: London, England
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear