8 Person Silver Fiddle Pattern Canteen of Cutlery, 1829-45

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56 piece Canteen; Fiddle Pattern (8 place settings) - Hallmark: London 1829-45 by William Eaton; Weight: 2230 grams (71.7 tr.oz.) + 16 knives - Ref. No.: UJ/9526

56-piece Fiddle Pattern Silver Canteen of Cutlery, London 1829-45 by William Eaton

The Service

We are pleased to be offering a top quality, late Georgian/early Victorian period silver 8 place settings canteen in Fiddle Pattern with all the spoons and forks made by the same maker and every item being in excellent polished condition with no engravings.

The service provides for seven pieces per 8 place settings with serving pieces as optional extras.

All the spoons and forks were hand wrought in London and made by the premier flatware specialist William Eaton between 1829 and 1845. The soup spoons are in the standard oval bowled form of the 19th century where soup was supped from the side of the bowl – these table spoons are also useful for serving purposes. The teaspoons are 5.7” long and can also have a dual purpose for use with certain desserts (e.g. mousse and creme brulee).

Antique knives rarely survive in good condition, so we are offering this service with sixteen modern silver handled knives. They are hallmarked Sheffield 1972 by JB Chatterley & Sons. These have the benefit of being in fine condition and are fitted with practical stainless steel blades.

The service could be further enhanced by adding serving pieces that we have in stock, also by William Eaton – see below for details.

Fiddle Pattern

Fiddle Pattern was the dominant flatware pattern of 19th Century Britain. It was by far the most popular pattern from 1810 until 1880. Production was largely discontinued in 1914, as the original dies for hand wrought fiddle pattern were destroyed during the First World War. As the pattern has rarely been made since, the design is distinctively 19th Century and is extremely popular today for people wishing to own antique cutlery.


This 56-piece service consists of the following:

  • 8 Table/soup Spoons    22.5cm
  • 8 Table/dinner Knives   24.5cm
  • 8 Table/dinner Forks     20.7cm
  • 8 Dessert Knives          21.5cm
  • 8 Dessert Spoons        17.8cm
  • 8 Dessert Forks           17.8cm
  • 8 Teaspoons                14.4cm

Total weight of silver 2230 grams (71.7 troy ounces).

Optional Extras

We have a large selection of fiddle pattern by William Eaton and can supply further dining pieces to augment this service or serving pieces to complement it. The servers include:  soup ladle, sauce ladles, 12” basting spoons, butter knife, sugar tongs, mustard spoon, salt spoons etc.

Further details can be provided on request.


Excellent polished condition with no engravings throughout.


This canteen is offered in eight new anti-tarnish cutlery rolls. These navy blue rolls have individual pockets and hold a place setting of seven items each. This eases the job of laying the table – e.g. 6 diners requires 6 rolls.

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 or Zoom viewings are welcome by appointment.