26 Burlington Arcade, Mayfair, London. W1V 9AD.
Tel: 020 7491 1720 Fax: 020 7491 1730
Email: antiques@bexfield.co.uk
Web: www.bexfield.co.uk



No. B251
A Victorian 98-piece sterling silver "Fiddle" pattern canteen of cutlery.

All hand fitted into a felt lined, two drawer with lift up lid Victorian oak cutlery box.
Made in London, Newcastle and Exeter between 1844 - 1891.

Consisting of:
12 Table knives, 12 Table forks, 12 Table spoons,
12 Dessert knives, 12 Dessert forks, 12 Dessert spoons,
12 Tea spoons, 6 Egg spoons, 2 Salt spoons, 2 Sauce Ladles, 1 Soup ladle,
1 Basting spoon, 1 Mustard spoon and a pair of Sugar tongs.
The Table and Dessert knives are modern (silver handles with stainless steel blades).
Price 6,860.00
(This item is SOLD, please return to the STOCK page).










Fiddle pattern flatware takes it's name from the distinctive fiddle-shaped handle .
Though the earliest example is of Roman origin, production in England
was at the height of it's popularity in the mid-eighteenth century.
The earliest example known in Britain is a table spoon made by Isaac Callard in 1739.
The vast majority of Fiddle pattern dates from after 1800 when the pattern quickly replaced
the lighter forms of the Old English.

The modern knives have silver hallmarked handles with stainless steel blades.
Unlike antique knives, these knives will not come apart if left in hot water.







Details of Makers and Dates
Table Knives
12 x Sheffield 2000 by T.S.

Table Forks
5 x Newcastle 1852 by Reid & Sons.
4 x London 1880 by Francis Higgins.
3 x London 1891 by Joseph & Horace Savory.

Table Spoons
6 x London 1880 by Francis Higgins.
6 x Newcastle 1852 by Reid & Sons.

Dessert Knives
12 x Sheffield 2000 by T.S.

Dessert Forks
7 x London 1880 by Francis Higgins.
3 x London 1849 by George Adams.
3 x London 1890 by John James Whiting.

Dessert Spoons
6 x London 1880 by Francis Higgins.
3 x London 1890 by Joseph & Horace Savory.
3 x London 1844 by John James Whiting.

Tea Spoons
10 x London 1861 by Francis Higgins.
2 x London 1862 by Francis Higgins.

Egg Spoons
4 x London 1880 by Francis Higgins.
1 x London 1890 by Joseph & Horace Savory.
1 x Exeter 1845 by Robert, James & Josiah Williams.

Salt Spoons
1 x London 1853 by Elizabeth Eaton.
1 x Exeter 1845 by James & Josiah Williams.

Sauce Ladles
2 x London 1880 by Francis Higgins.

Soup Ladle
1 x London 1880 by Francis Higgins.

Basting Spoon
1 x London 1880 by Francis Higgins.

Mustard Spoon
1 x London 1880 by Francis Higgins.

Sugar Tongs
1 x London 1877 by George Adams.