Victorian Queens pattern silver cutlery set for 12

Victorian Queens pattern silver cutlery set for 12


This comprehensive set of antique silver Queen's pattern was made by George Adams and is in wonderful original condition. Each piece of the place setting is engraved with a family crest of a horse. The serving pieces have been added at various times and are therefore not engraved.

Shells, foliate scrolls and flowers give Queen's a graceful elegance. Like King's, this pattern is credited to the silversmithing brothers John and Henry Lias and introduced about 1825, in the reign of George IV. As on a pack of cards, the Queen design is a more elaborate version of King's with more foliate scrolls and flowers.

The set was made in 1862 except where shown and comprises:

18 table forks
18 dessert forks
12 tablespoons
12 dessert spoons (1 x 1856)
12 teaspoons (1865)
1 soup ladle (1881)
2 basting spoons - 12" (1844)
1 gravy ladle (1866)
1 butter knife (1873)
2 salt spoons (by Mary Chawner 1838 in the same workshop as George Adams)

Antique silver knives rarely survive. This antique Queen's pattern cutlery set is completed with 12 pairs of hard-soldered, silver table and dessert knives of the heaviest gauge and made by C J Vander in 1971 with stainless steel blades. The weight shown does not include the knives.

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Weight 6356 g (204.35 troy ozs)

mostly 1862