Boxed 86 Piece King's Pattern Canteen, 1895-1904

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86 piece Canteen (Boxed) – King’s Pattern (12 place settings) - Hallmark: London 1895 – 1904 by Jackson & Fullerton – Weight: 4465 grams (144 tr.oz.) + 24 knives - Ref. No.: KPTS/9770

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The Service

 

This superb King's Pattern silver flatware and cutlery service consists of seven pieces for each place setting and covers a total of 12 place settings. The addition of 2 sauce ladles gives a total of 86 pieces.

 

 

This canteen benefits from being presented in a wooden box that was retailed by the famous London jewellers Tessiers in the early 1960's. The silver is held within individual slots and contained within two removable trays and the base of the box. There is a brass plate to the centre of the top with dated initials "JLT 1961".

 

The late Victorian and Edwardian spoons and forks are accompanied by silver handled table and dessert knives dating from the 1960's and made by CJ Vander with Tessiers name engraved to the blades. Six dessert forks and a pair of sauce ladles were made in  London 1958 by CJ Vander to presumably complete the service when fitted out by Tessiers. Jackson & Fullerton made all the other pieces mostly dating to 1904, but with a few dating to 1894/5. Jackson & Fullerton were the best flatware makers of the period.

 

The spoons, forks and servers were hand-wrought in the traditional manner and have crisp, high relief decoration. The soup spoons are in the traditional pre-1910 form as oval bowled table spoons. The box can be locked and the key is present.  

 

King's Pattern

King's Pattern is the most well known and popular decorative patterns. It was based on an 18th century French design and became fashionable amongst the wealthy in the early years of the 19th Century. The design encompasses a shell to both sides of the handle terminal and reverse of the bowl, scrolls down the handle shaft with a honeysuckle motif to the centre. The double-struck nature of the pattern (i.e. pattern on both sides) ensures that a good gauge of silver was used in manufacture and therefore the majority of London-made pieces in this pattern have a hefty feel in the hand. The best quality King's Pattern was made in London, where it was hand-wrought and has a high relief to the decoration. Machine made King's Pattern from Sheffield is lower in relief and generally has a less interesting appearance and lighter weight.

 

Components

This 86-piece service consists of the following:

12 Table/soup Spoons         

12 Dessert  Forks     

12 Table/dinner Forks         

12 Dessert  Knives     

12 Table/dinner Knives         

12 Teaspoons

12 Dessert Spoons       

Pair Sauce Ladles

Total weight of weighable silver 4465 grams (144 troy ounces). Additional to this weight are the 24 silver handled knives.

 

Optional Extras

We have a huge range of King’s Pattern in stock and will be happy to quote for any additional pieces that may be required to suit your needs.

 

Condition

Excellent polished condition. All the fork tines are full length and the spoon bowls are unworn. All pieces have the bonus of being free from personalised engravings (no erasures). 

 

Presentation

This canteen benefits from being presented in a wooden box that was retailed by Tessiers in the early 1960's. There is a brass plate to the centre of the top with dated initials "JLT 1961". The box can be locked and the key is present. The silver is held within individual slots and contained within two removable trays and the base of the box.

 

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.