The pieces of this magnificent, antique Victorian sterling silver cutlery service for twelve persons have been crafted in a Quilted Kings shape. Each piece of this Victorian dessert service in silver gilt is embellished with quilted ornamentation to the handle and stem. The decoration to each handle incorporates a bordered oval cartouche to the terminal and embellished to the anterior surface with the contemporary engraved initials'CMB'; the cartouche to the reverse remains vacant. Each Kings-shaped handle is further ornamented with a paralleling rope twist decorated border, incorporating a feature knot motif to the terminal and drop/heel. This Victorian dessert service in silver gilt consists of 55 pieces.This magnificent service benefits from solid silver gilt serving pieces made by Francis Boone Thomas of F B Thomas & Co in 1881. Each piece of this exceptional antique Victorian dessert service retains the original gilding; this has some slight wear in keeping with age and in a sympathetic fashion. These impressive examples of antique silverware are supplied in felt cutlery rolls; which not only protect the items in storage but significantly reduces tarnishing. This dessert service is a segment of a more extensive canteen of cutlery which through time will have been divided.
Although salt spoons would not traditionally be presented within a dessert service, the remaining pieces of the original cutlery set have been kept together. This antique dessert service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition. The exceptional quilted pattern is all very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of each piece are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Victorian silverware. Dessert Fork 17.5cm/6.9.Dessert Spoon 17.6cm/6.9. Ice Cream Spoon 13.5cm/5.3.
Serving Spoon 23.4cm/9.2. Salt Spoon 10.4cm/4.1.
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.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.