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Early Victorian 12 Place Silver Kings Pattern Canteen by George Adams

US$14,919.84

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A very fine early Victorian silver double struck King's Pattern 12 place setting canteen service with the shell and diamond heel. This wonderful table service consists of 91 pieces made up of: 12 table or serving spoons 12 table forks 12 table knives 12 dessert spoons 12 dessert forks 12 dessert knives 12 teaspoons 4 sauce ladles 1 pair of sugar tongs 1 carver 1 serving fork - Total weighable silver: 4567g or 146.8 ozT (161 oz) - The silver handled (filled) dinner and dessert knives retain their original steel blades. All the pieces hallmarked for London, the dates are between 1847-1874. All by George Adams. Except the sugar tongs which are hallmarked for London 1858 by Elizabeth & John Eaton, and the knives, carver and serving fork are hallmarked for Sheffield 1860 by Harrison Bros & Howson. The blades are stamped V R with a dagger between. All the pieces are in very good condition with no damage or repairs. The decoration is crisp throughout. Various crests and monograms. A very Fine set of silver cutlery. George William Adams (Chawner & Co) He was a prolific maker of Fine silverware in the second half off the 19th century. In 1838, George William Adams married Mary Chawner, the daughter of William Chawner. It was agreed that he would go into the business with her mother (Mary Chawner), and a joint makers mark was registered from March – November 1840. After this, George Adams took over Chawner & Co, and ran it exceptionally well. He was an exhibitor at the 1851 Great Exhibition and the company became one of the largest producers of top quality silver flatware in Victorian England. The Chawner & Co pattern book was published in 1875, and became the encyclopedia for Victorian flatware patterns. It was heavily referenced by Ian Pickford in his now-standard reference book on silver flatware. In 1883, Chawner & Co was sold to Holland, Aldwinkle & Slater (1883-1922, when the firm was absorbed by Francis Higgins & Son Ltd). Chawner was the most important manufacturer of spoons and forks in London, supplier of important retail houses as Hunt & Roskell, R.& S. Garrard & Co, Elkington & Co (in most cases they overstruck the pieces with their own mark). Canteen measurements: 12 Table forks - London 6 x 1852, 6 x1855 Length - 21cm or 8 ¼” Tine width - 3cm or 1 ¼” Weight - 1084g or 34.85 ozT 12 Table spoons - London 7x 1852, 2x1849, 3x 1862 Length - 22.5cm or 8 ¾” Bowl width - 5cm or 2” Weight - 1159g or 37.3 ozT 12 Dessert forks - London 3x 1847, 2x 1872, 2x 1862, 2x 1856, 1x 1874, 1x 1854, 1x 1855 Length - 15.5cm or 6” Tine width - 2.5cm or 1” Weight - 739g or 23.8 ozT 12 Dessert spoons - London 2x 1852, 2x 1860, 1848, 1854, 3x 1847, 1862, 1867, 1854, Length - 18cm or 7” Bowl width - 4cm or 1 ½” Weight - 736g or 23.66 ozT 12 Teaspoons - London 3x 1855, 2x 1863, 3x 1864, 2x 1851, 2x 1852, Length - 14.5cm or 5 ¾” Bowl width - 3cm or 1 ¼” Weight - 433g or 13.92 ozT 1 pair of Sugar tongs - London 1858 by Elizabeth & John Eaton Length - 15cm or 6” Width - 5cm or 2” Weight - 77g or 2.47 ozT 4 Sauce/serving Ladles - London 2x 1847, 1852, 1859 Length - 18cm or 7” Bowl width - 6cm or 2 ?” Weight - 339g or 10.9 ozT 12 table knife length: 28.5cm or 11 ¼” 12 dessert knife length: 22.5cm or 9” 1 carver length: 30cm or 12” 1 serving fork length: 27cm or 10 ½”.

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  • Creator
    George Adams (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.82 in. (30 cm)Width: 11.82 in. (30 cm)Depth: 11.82 in. (30 cm)
  • Style
    Early Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1850
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Cornwall, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3939317054411

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    Ships From: Cornwall, United Kingdom
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