12 Person Silver Lily Pattern Canteen, 1903

Silver Lily Pattern Canteen of Cutlery Sheffield 1902 Joseph Rodgers
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93 piece Canteen - Lily pattern (12 place settings) - Sheffield 1902 by Joseph Rodgers - Weight: 4370g (140.5oz) - Ref: NP/7108

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93 Piece Antique Silver Lily Pattern Canteen of Cutlery, Sheffield 1903 by Joseph Rodgers (Knives Sheffield 1994)

The Service

We are pleased to be offering a beautiful 12 sittings canteen in the highly desirable Lily Pattern. This Edwardian service provides for seven pieces per 12 place settings, plus six serving spoons and other useful servers. 

All the pieces were made in Sheffield with the spoons and forks made by Joseph Rodgers in 1903 and the knives by Nat Leslie Ltd in 1994. The round bowled soup spoons are an especially welcome component to this table service - this type of spoon was first introduced circa 1900, so these are particularly early examples.

All the pieces benefit from having no personalised engravings and are all in excellent polished condition.

Lily Pattern

Lily Pattern was first produced by Elkington & Company in 1850 in readiness for the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace. The design is a good example of Victorian naturalism, however it is often commented how the flowing lines are very Art Nouveau in style, although that movement was to follow 50 years later and is the period from which this service dates.

The beauty of his pattern has ensured its long lasting appeal and it remains one of the most sought after flatware patterns.


This 93-piece service consists of the following:

12 Soup Spoons                   19.8cm

12 Dessert  Forks               17.8cm

12 Table/dinner Knives         25.2cm

12 Coffee Spoons                11.4cm

12 Table/dinner Forks          21.1cm

6 Table/Serving Spoons      22.4cm

12 Dessert  Knives                22.2cm

Cheese Knife                       20.5cm

12 Dessert Spoons               17.8cm

2 Pie/Cake Lifters        17cm & 25.5cm

Total weight of weighable silver  4370 grams (140.5 troy ounces). Additional to this weight are the 27 silver handled knives.


Excellent polished condition throughout. This table service is extremely well preserved for its antique age.


This canteen is supplied in eight new anti-tarnish cutlery rolls.

As with all the canteens available from our web-site, we are happy to send a sample place setting for approval, on receipt of a fully refundable surety payment, prior to purchasing this canteen.