124 piece Rattail Canteen of Cutlery by Carrs

Boxed silver rat tail cutlery by Carrs
Boxed silver rat tail cutlery by Carrs DSCN9478 DSCN9481 DSCN9484 DSCN9486 DSCN9487 DSCN9489


124 piece Canteen; Hanoverian Rattail Pattern (12 place settings) - Hallmark: Sheffield 1998/2002 by Carrs; Weight: 5470 grams (175.9tr.oz.) + 24 knives - Ref. No.: FI/8943


Sheffield 1998/2002 by Carrs

The Service

We are pleased to be offering an excellent, boxed silver canteen of cutlery in the very popular Hanoverian Rattail pattern.

This service provides for ten pieces per 12 place settings with additional serving spoons. All pieces are appropriately hallmarked for Sheffield 1998 or 2002 by Carrs with the knives having stainless steel blades.

All pieces benefit from being in excellent condition with no personalised engravings.

Hanoverian Rattail Pattern

Hanoverian Rattail was first in fashion between 1710 and 1730 and has been reproduced since the 1880’s. It was the first flatware pattern in the UK to be used for complete canteens. Due to its elegant lines and proportions it has continued to enjoy great popularity and is probably the most sought after traditional pattern. The front of each piece has a distinctive central ridge, and the trademark rattail extension to the handle can be seen on the reverse side.


This 124-piece service consists of the following:

12 Fish Knives                   21cm

12 Dessert  Forks               17.5cm

12 Fish Forks                    17cm

12 Dessert Spoons              18cm

12 Soup Spoons                 17.6cm

12 Teaspoons                      13cm

12 Table Knives                 24.5cm

12 Coffee Spoons                11.6cm

12 Table Forks                   19.2cm

4 Table/serving Spoons      22.3cm

12 Dessert/Side Knives      22.2cm


Total weight of weighable silver  5470 grams (175.9 troy ounces) + 24 silver handled knives.


Excellent condition throughout with full length fork tines and unworn spoon bowls. The service appears to have been very rarely used and most pieces are in mint condition.


This canteen is presented within its original wooden box with each piece having its own slot to prevent scuffing with neighbouring items. There are a few minor scratches to the top surface, but otherwise it is in fine condition.

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.