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No. B873
An 18th Century 110-piece sterling silver "Old English" canteen of cutlery.

All hand fitted into a felt lined, two drawer with lift up lid antique mahogany cutlery box.
Made in London and Dublin between 1758 - 1813.
All the cutlery bears the family crest of the 'Strange' family of Scotland,
and their motto, 'Stet Fortuna Domus' May the Fortune of the House Remain.

Consisting of:
24 Table knives, 24 Table forks, 12 Table spoons,
12 Dessert knives, 12 Dessert forks, 12 Dessert spoons,
12 Tea spoons, 2 Sauce Ladles.
The Table and Dessert knives are modern (silver handles with stainless steel blades).
Price 14,500.00
(This item is SOLD, please return to the STOCK page).

Details of Makers and Dates

Table Knives
24 x Sheffield 2000 by T.S.

Table Forks
11 x London 1813 by not known.
1 x London 1813 by Peter & William Bateman.
12 x London 1799 by Richard Crossley.

Table Spoons
10 x London 1762 by Paul Callard.
2 x London 1762 by William Withers.

Dessert Knives
24 x Sheffield 2000 by T.S.

Dessert Forks
6 x London 1787 by Richard Crossley.
6 x London 1786 by William Sumner I.

Dessert Spoons
12 x London 1786 by John Wren II.

Tea Spoons
5 x London circa 1764 by TE, GS.
1 x Dublin circa 1765 by not known.
1 x London circa 1758 by Robert Burton.
3 x London circa 1765 by Stephen Adams I.
2 x London circa 1765 by not known.

Sauce Ladles
2 x London circa 1770 by not known.

Each piece of this sterling silver "Old English" pattern canteen has been hand fitted
into an antique mahogany box. The box has been refitted and lined to accept the pieces.
Old English pattern flatware dates from around 1760, however it can be found with earlier dates,
particularly with serving pieces. Old English ranks as one of the primary flatware patterns
and is, therefore one of the most frequently found.

The 24 table knives and forks in this canteen would have been used to serve
two main courses, or a fish and main course. The seperate fish knife and fork sets
we use today did not exist during this time period.

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.