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Hand-forged King's silver cutlery

£ 9,500

Silversmith
Place

London

Year

1875-1876

This is a heavy quality silver canteen for 12 of King's pattern cutlery made by the premier Victorian flatware maker, George Adams. The service is in excellent condition and each piece is engraved with the crest of demi-lion rampant holding a scallop shell (Reference Fairbairn's Book of Crests 13:10).

A popular English pattern, King's pattern features the honeysuckle flowers and shell motifs. Credited to the silversmithing brothers John and Henry Lias, the pattern dates from around 1820 and was heavily influenced by the decor and ornamentation of the period.

This silver cutlery set comprises:

12 table forks
12 dessert forks
12 tablespoons
12 dessert spoons
12 teaspoons (6 x 1880)
6 egg spoons
1 basting spoon
2 gravy ladles
1 butter knife

Since old knives of cutlery sets rarely survive, this service is completed with 12 pairs of new, dishwasher-safe silver dessert and table knives with stainless steel blades.

Weight
4896g (157.41 troy ozs )
Reference
2342
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