144 piece Sterling Silver Canteen of Rattail Cutlery, Sheffield 1993 Carrs

Carrs Silver Cutlery Sheffield 1993 Sterling Holbrook box
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144 piece Canteen (boxed) – Hanoverian Rattail Pattern (12 place settings) - Hallmark: Sheffield 1993 by Carrs – Weight: 6335 grams (203.7 tr.oz.) + 30 knives - Ref. No.: JG/5093


Sheffield 1993 by Carrs

The Service

We are pleased to be offering an excellent and extensive, boxed silver canteen of cutlery in the very popular Hanoverian Rattail pattern and offered in a nearly new condition.

This service provides for eleven pieces per 12 place settings with a good selection of serving pieces. There are plenty of pieces in this service to suit all occasions!

The canteen was originally bought from Harrods, the luxury London department store, in the mid-1990’s. All pieces were made by Carrs of Sheffield and are appropriately hallmarked. The knives have hallmarked silver handles and stainless steel blades. All pieces benefit from being in excellent condition with no personalised engravings.

This is a well-presented, extensive and fine quality canteen.

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 144-piece service consists of the following:

  • ·         12 Fish Knives                  21cm
  • ·         12 Fish Forks                   17cm
  • ·         12 Soup Spoons                17.5cm
  • ·         12 Table Knives                24.5cm (stainless steel blades)
  • ·         12 Table/dinner Forks     19.5cm
  • ·         12 Dessert Knives             21.8cm (stainless steel blades)
  • ·         12 Dessert Forks               17.8cm
  • ·         12 Dessert Spoons             18.3cm
  • ·         12 Cake Forks                    14.3cm
  • ·         12 Teaspoons                     13cm
  • ·         12 Coffee Spoons               11.7cm
  • ·         4 Serving Spoons              22.3cm
  • ·         Soup Ladle                          29cm
  • ·         Sauce Ladle                         19cm
  • ·         Butter Knife                        20.3cm  (stainless steel blade)
  • ·         Cheese Knife                       20.7cm (stainless steel blade)
  • ·         Pie Slice                               25.2cm (stainless steel blade)
  • ·         3 piece carving set   (stainless steel blades)               

Total weight of weighable silver  6335 grams (203.7 troy ounces) + 30 silver handled knives.


Excellent polished condition throughout with full length fork tines and unworn spoon bowls. The service has recently been professionally re-polished as new.


This canteen is presented within its original “Holbrook” wooden box with two drawers. Each piece has its own slot to prevent scuffing with neighbouring items. There is a cubby hole in the lower drawer with lift-off cover for storing extra pieces, napkins etc. There are two keys available to lock the box. There are a few very minor marks to the lid, but overall it is in fine condition.

All our canteens are offered with a full money-back guarantee. We are also happy to send a sample place setting for approval, on receipt of a fully refundable surety payment - just phone or email your preferences. Alternatively, in-person viewings are welcome by appointment or via Zoom.