349 piece Rattail Silver Canteen of Cutlery, 24 people

Double silver canteen in rattail
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349 piece Canteen – Hanoverian Rattail Pattern (24 place settings) - Hallmark: Sheffield 1979 by Roberts & Dore – Weight: 12,170 grams (391.3 tr.oz.) + 96 silver handled knives/forks - Ref. No.: KT/2142

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349 piece Hanoverian Rattail Pattern Canteen, Sheffield 1979 by Roberts & Dore

The Service

We are pleased to be offering a very extensive silver double-canteen in Hanoverian Rattail Pattern. The service provides for fourteen dining pieces for up to 24 people.

All the pieces (except one well-matched replacement dessert fork) are hallmarked for Sheffield 1979 and marked with the sponsor’s mark of Roberts & Dore

The number and range of items in this service should mean that there is never a time when appropriate dining cutlery is missing! For example, there are twenty eight table spoons of which any number could be used for serving purposes, with the flexibility to use them as dining items if required. The butter knives are a useful and unusual addition to this service and provide individual side knives, plus a slightly longer extra four should they be required for pate, conserves and other spreads. All potential courses are catered for.

In the standard manner, the table and dessert knives, plus the fruit knives and forks, are fitted with stainless steel blades/tines and silver Hanoverian pattern handles.

Each piece benefits from being in excellent near mint condition with a good solid weight. This is a fabulous quality service.

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 in combination with pistol-grip knives. 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 the spoons and forks has the distinctive Hanoverian central ridge and the trademark rattail extension to the handle on the reverse side of the bowls. The knives have traditional pistol-shaped silver handles.


This 349-piece service consists of the following:

24 Fish Knives                       20.5cm

24 Fruit Knives                    18cm

24 Fish Forks                        16.5cm

24 Fruit Forks                     15.6cm

24 Soup Spoons                     16.3cm

24 Butter Knives                 12.3cm

24 Table Knives                     24.2cm

24 Teaspoons                      13.2cm

24 Table/dinner Forks          20.8cm

24 Coffee Spoons                11.1cm

24 Table Spoons                    21.3cm

4 Table Spoons                    21.2cm

24 Dessert Knives                  22cm

4 Butter Knives                   13.7cm

24 Dessert  Forks                  17.8cm

4 Cream/sauce Ladles         9.5cm

24 Dessert Spoons                 17.1cm

1 Sauce Ladle                       16cm

Total weight of weighable silver  12,170 grams (391.3 troy ounces). Plus the silver handles of the 48 table and dessert knives, plus the 48 fruit knives and forks (96 items in total) all fitted with stainless steel blades/tines.


Excellent polished condition. No issues to report!


This canteen is offered within 30 new anti-tarnish cutlery rolls. These navy blue rolls hold up to 12 pieces each.

All of 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.