Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons - Antique Victorian. A fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver Dog Nose Rat Tail pattern flatware service for twelve persons; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collection. The pieces of this fine antique Victorian sterling silver flatware service for twelve persons have been crafted in the Dog Nose Rat Tail pattern. The anterior surface of each fork and spoon handle is embellished with a bright cut engraved crest of a lions paw erected and erased holding a star. Each spoon features an impressive rat tail ornamentation to the reverse of the bowl.
The original sterling silver forks have three tines/prongs. This Victorian cutlery set consists of 74 pieces. The fundamental pieces of this Victorian cutlery set have been crafted by the renowned London silversmith Francis Higgins III in 1892, apart from one dessert fork which was crafted by the same maker in 1896 and two replacement dessert spoons, in addition to the table and dessert knives.The replacement dessert spoons were crafted by CJ Vander in 1977 and have been replicated using the exact dye to the originals and also bear the aforementioned crest. This impressive antique flatware service is supplied in felt cutlery rolls; which not only protect the items in storage but significantly reduce tarnishing. Predominately all antique silver canteens have replacement knives as the originals have not stood the test of time. This antique Victorian cutlery set is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in exceptional presentation condition. The bright cut engraved crests are very crisp and show even wear in keeping with age. Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of each piece are all very clear. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine and impressive canteen.
101 troy ounce/3141.5g (excluding the table and dessert knives). We are dedicated to ensuring the highest possible quality service to our customers, always going above and beyond! See the tabs below to read more about our policies. Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977.In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store. For more details see our About Us. FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries. The item "Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 12 Persons 74 Pieces" is in sale since Monday, October 13, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cutlery". The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in Newcastle upon Tyne. This item can be shipped worldwide.