144 piece Acanthus Canteen by Georg Jensen

Acanthus pattern Georg Jensen Sterling silver
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144 piece Canteen - Acanthus Pattern (12 place settings) - Hallmark: Post-1945 by Georg Jensen; Weight: 4300 grams (138.2 troy ounces) plus 38 knives - Ref. No.: CW/9236

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144 Piece Acanthus Pattern Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery, Post 1945 by Georg Jensen

The Service

This extensive 144 piece canteen of silver flatware and cutlery is in one of the most sought after patterns of the 20th century, Georg Jensen’s Acanthus Pattern. The service provides for up to 11 pieces for 12 place settings with a useful range of serving items and optional extras.

All the pieces were made by Georg Jensen and the vast majority bear the post-1945 Jensen workshop Sterling mark.

The service includes 12 of each of all the standard pieces for a formal table setting for a five course meal or give flexibility for a three course meal – fish or soup as starter, main course and dessert course with the options of using the tea knives and cake/pastry forks as required, plus tea spoons for after-dinner.

There are twelve serving items included with two good-sized pairs of large serving spoons and useful extras too.

Acanthus Pattern

This pattern is also known by its Danish name of Dronning and shares many characteristics with Acorn pattern, the two being designed by Johan Rohde with Acanthus introduced in 1917. It has a classical acanthus motif surmounting the fluted column-like stem. It has a lovely, cheerful feel that has inevitably lead to it become one of the most popular and highly sought after of all Jensen flatware patterns.

Georg Jensen

Georg Jensen was a Danish silversmith who opened his first silver workshop in 1904 in Copenhagen. He was to become the most renown maker of silverware in the World with shops in London, Paris, New York, Berlin and Stockholm. His company embraced the Art Deco movement of the 1920’s and 30’s and some of his most important patterns were designed during this period. Many of the Jensen flatware patterns have endured the test of time and remain highly popular today.


This 144-piece service consists of the following:

12 Fish Knives                     21cm

12 Teaspoons                     13cm

12 Fish Forks                       17cm

2 Serving Spoons               23cm

12 Soup Spoons                16.5cm

2 Serving Spoons             20.5cm

12 Table/ dinner Knives  22.8cm

2 Serving Forks                20.5cm

12 Table/dinner Forks    18.3cm 

2 Butter Knives                15.2cm

12 Dessert Knives            20.7cm

Pickle Fork                          16cm

12 Dessert  Forks            16.8cm

Cold Meat Fork                 15.5cm

12 Dessert Spoons           17.5cm

Cheese Knife                    20.5cm

12 Tea Knives                     17cm

Fruit Knife                           20cm

12 Cake or Pastry Forks  14.3cm


Total weight of weighable silver  4300 grams (138.2 troy ounces) plus 38 silver handled knives with stainless steel blades (12 table, 12 dessert, 12 tea and the cheese and fruit knives).

Optional Extras

We have an extensive stock of Acanthus pattern and can add direct matches to the service:-

  • Further serving items e.g. sauce ladles, pie/cake slices etc
  • Additional dining pieces to match or extras such as coffee spoons


Excellent polished condition. The service has been professionally polished and benefits from having no personalised engravings to the pieces.


This canteen is supplied in 12 new anti-tarnish cutlery rolls. These navy blue rolls have individual pockets to hold 12 items per roll.

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.