Boxed Hanoverian Rattail 113 piece Silver Canteen

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113 piece Canteen &ndash; Hanoverian Rattail Pattern (8 place settings) - Hallmark: Sheffield 1935 by Walker &amp; Hall&ndash; Weight: 3430 grams (110.3 tr.oz.) - Ref. No.: JTL/6543</p>

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Sheffield 1935 by Walker & Hall

The Service

We are pleased to be offering a great opportunity to own a boxed silver canteen of cutlery in the very popular Hanoverian Rattail.  This service provides for twelve pieces per 8 place settings with additional serving and carving items.


This is a straight (same date & maker) service with:

  • 74 spoons and forks made of silver (shown in bold in the table below) and hallmarked for Sheffield 1935 by Walker & Hall;
  • 16 mother of pearl handled fruit/dessert eaters with silver plated blades/tines;
  •  2 pairs of nutcrackers and a pair of knife rests made from silver plate;
  • 16 knives with imitation bone handles and stainless steel blades;
  • 3 piece carving set with imitation bone handles and steel blades.

The good mix of items gives the user great flexibility when choosing what pieces to use. Each piece benefits from being in excellent polished condition with no personalised engravings.


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 on the reverse side of the bowl/tines.






This 113-piece service consists of the following:


8 Soup Spoons (round bowls)            17cm

8 Coffee Spoons                         9.2cm

8Table Forks                                      19.2cm

8 Fruit Knives (Pearl handled)  17cm

8 Table Knives (bone handled)          23.2cm

8 Fruit Forks (Pearl handled)   13.5cm

8 Dessert  Forks                                17.7cm

6 Table/serving Spoons            21.2cm

8 Cheese/side Knives (bone handled) 20.3cm

2 Sauce Ladles                          15.8cm

8 Dessert Spoons                              18.1cm

2 Pickle Fork & Olive Spoon   18.5cm

8 Fish Knives                                     21.6cm

2 Pairs Nut Crackers                 12.5cm

8 Fish Forks                                      17.6cm

2 Carving Knife Rests                8.7cm

8 Teaspoons                                       13.1cm

3 piece Carving Set  (bone handled)


Total weight of weighable silver  3430 grams (110.3 troy ounces).





Excellent polished condition throughout with full length fork tines and unworn spoon bowls.



This canteen is presented within its original oak box. The box has two gate legs to the front that prevent drawers slipping out when lifted up. There are two carrying handles on the outside and there is a cartouche to the middle of the top engraved “ED”. The interior is lined with green baize and each item has its own slot to prevent scuffing whilst in storage. It looks as though there was indecision about the length of table knife as the box has been slightly adapted to allow for this. The canteen can be locked, and the original key is still present. Overall this is a very nicely presented service!


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.