140-piece Marie Pattern Canteen by Garrards

Hallmarked Silver Marie Pattern Canteen of Cutlery by Garrard and company
Hallmarked Silver Marie Pattern Canteen of Cutlery by Garrard and company DSCN2896 DSCN2903 DSCN2908 DSCN2909 DSCN2914 DSCN2913 DSCN2900

£6,850.00

140-piece Canteen - Marie Pattern (12 place settings) - Hallmark: London 1972 by Garrard & Company – Weight: 5250 grams (168.8 troy ounces) plus 48 knives - Ref. No.: GR/1702

140-piece Silver Marie Pattern Canteen of Cutlery,

London 1972 by Garrard & Company

The Service

This is an excellent 140 piece straight canteen of silver in a sought after hand-made 20th Century Pattern. The service provides for eleven pieces per 12 place settings with additional serving items.

All the spoons and forks were hand-wrought in London and marked with the sponsor’s mark of the Crown Jewellers Garrard and Company. The knives are best quality Sheffield made and bear the makers mark of CJ Vander to the silver handles and the Garrards name is engraved to the stainless steel blades. Vanders were the premier manufacturer of hand-wrought silver flatware in the second half of the 20th century and all these pieces would have been made by them on commission from Garrards.

This is an extensive service with the bonus of both fish eater knives and forks and what is generally termed as a fruit or dessert eater set (i.e. slightly smaller knives and forks with silver handles and stainless steel blades). These can be used for either the dessert or starter course as deemed appropriate and provide plenty of flexibility with the set.

Components

This 140-piece service consists of the following:

12 Fish Knives                    21.2cm

12 Dessert Spoons           17.5cm

12 Fish Forks                      19.2cm

12 Teaspoons                   13.2cm

12 Soup Spoons                  17.2cm

12 Fruit Knives                19.5cm

12 Table Knives                 24.5cm

12 Fruit Forks                  16.5cm

12 Table/dinner Forks      20.2cm

6 Table/serving Spoons  20.5cm

12 Dessert Knives             21.5cm

2 Sauce Ladles                 15.5cm

12 Dessert  Forks              18.2cm

 

Total weight of weighable silver  5250 grams (168.8 troy ounces) plus 36 silver handled knives with stainless steel blades and the 12 silver handled fruit forks with stainless steel tines.

Condition

Excellent polished condition with barely any signs of use. This set also benefits from having no personalised engravings to any of the pieces.

Presentation

The service is housed in a compact wooden box with two cutlery rolls containing the fruit eater set. There are three empty spaces that would hold a carving set (knife, fork and sharpener). The box measures 44cm x 31cm x 17.5cm and is in good condition with just a minimal amount of fraying to the internal fabric. The original key is present.

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.