49 piece Rattail Canteen by Garrards

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49 piece Canteen – Hanoverian Rattail Pattern (6 place settings) - Hallmark: London 1976-80 by Garrard & Co. – Weight: 2230grams (71.8 tr.oz.) - Ref. No.: SL/8652

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49 piece Hanoverian Rattail Pattern Canteen, London 1976-80 by Garrard & Co.


The Service

We are pleased to be offering an excellent 20th Century silver 6 place settings canteen in Hanoverian Rattail Pattern. The service provides for the standard seven pieces for a three course dinner for 6 place people with six table spoons for serving purposes and a serving slice.


All the pieces are hallmarked for London 1976-80 and marked with the sponsor’s mark of the Crown Jewellers Garrard and Company. Garrard & Company are one of the most prestigious UK luxury goods retailers and have been "by appointment" to the Royal Family since 1843.


The table and dessert knives, plus the serving slice, are fitted with stainless steel blades and silver Hanoverian pattern handles. The forks are three pronged and the spoons carry the eponymous rattail to the reverse of the bowls – these are typical features found in the original Rattail pattern of the early to mid-18th century.


Each piece benefits from being in excellent near mint condition with a good hefty weight and no personalised engravings. 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. 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, whilst the spoons have the trademark rattail extension to the handle on the reverse side of the bowl and forks are 3-pronged in the Georgian style.



This 49-piece service consists of the following:

6 Table Knives                            24.7cm

6 Dessert  Forks                     17.7cm

6 Table/dinner Forks                  20.2cm

6 Dessert Spoons                   17.3cm

6 Soup Spoons (round bowls)   16.9cm

6 Teaspoons                           14.2cm

6 Dessert Knives                         22.4cm

6 Table/serving Spoons         21.2cm


Serving   Slice                         25cm

Total weight of weighable silver  2230 grams (71.8 troy ounces). Plus the hefty handles of the 12 silver handled knives and the serving slice.



Excellent polished condition.



This canteen is offered within its original cutlery rolls – each roll bears the name of Garrard & Company. The serving slice is loose.

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.