12 Person Victorian Silver Fiddle & Thread Canteen

Victorian silver fiddle thread canteen of cutlery London 1840 by George Adams
Victorian silver fiddle thread canteen of cutlery London 1840 by George Adams DSCN8557 v2 DSCN8563 v2 DSCN8560 DSCN8561 DSCN8559


84 piece Canteen – Fiddle & Thread Pattern (12 place settings) - Hallmark: London 1840 - 1882 by George Adams – Weight: 3825 grams (123tr.oz.) + 24 knives - Ref. No.: FTGA/2630

84-piece Silver Fiddle & Thread Canteen of Cutlery, London 1840-1872 by George Adams

The Service

We are pleased to be offering a complete, top quality, Victorian period silver 12 place settings canteen in the very popular Fiddle & Thread Pattern. The service provides for seven pieces per 12 place settings

All the spoons and forks were hand wrought in London during the Victorian period by the most important company of silver flatware makers of the period – Chawner & Company – under the leadership of George W Adams (working period 1840 to 1882). All pieces in this set bear his “GA” makers mark and have different dates during his working period. A major bonus is that each piece is free from any engravings and they all have a good feeling of high quality in the hand.

The twenty four silver handled knives are in the same pattern, but were made in Sheffield 1967 by Cooper Brothers & Sons, and are fitted with stainless steel blades. (N.B. these can be deducted from the service if not required with an appropriation reduction in price).

Fiddle & Thread Pattern

Fiddle Pattern was the dominant flatware pattern of 19th Century Britain, however it stemmed from the same shaped French pattern that had a thread design running around the border. In the UK this became known as Fiddle & Thread. It is a very popular pattern as it treads the fine line between a completely plain design and an ornate design.


This 84-piece service consists of the following:

12 Table/dinner Knives     25cm

12 Dessert  Forks     17.3cm

12 Table/dinner Forks      20.5cm

12 Dessert Spoons    18.1cm

12 Table/soup Spoons       22.2cm

12 Teaspoons            14.3cm

12 Dessert  Knives             22.3cm


Total weight of weighable silver 3825 grams (123 troy ounces).


Excellent polished condition throughout with crisp decoration.


This canteen is supplied in seven 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.