Boxed Hanoverian Rattail 86 piece Silver Canteen

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86 piece Canteen &ndash; Hanoverian Rattail Pattern (12 place settings) - Hallmark: Sheffield 1971/72 by William Hutton & Sons Ltd.; Weight: 3175 grams (102 tr.oz.) - Ref. No.: FD/1202</p>

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Sheffield 1971/72 by William Hutton & Sons


The Service

We are pleased to be offering this superb silver canteen of cutlery in Hanoverian Rattail Pattern.  This complete dining service provides for seven pieces per 12 place settings with additional serving spoons.


This service was made in Sheffield with every piece bearing hallmarks for 1971 or 1972. The majority of the service is marked for William Hutton, whilst the knives are marked for James Dixon & Sons and the teaspoons for Cooper Brothers. Presumably the service was assembled by a prudent retailer!  Each piece benefits from being in excellent polished condition with no personalised engravings and the canteen is attractively presented in a wooden box.


This set forms the standard 84 piece service with a pair of table spoons for serving purposes. The silver handled knives in the service are fitted with Sheffield made stainless steel blades.


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 there is the diagnostic rattail extension to the handle on the reverse sides.



This 86-piece service consists of the following:

12 Soup Spoons (round bowls)  17.5cm

12 Dessert  Forks                   17.5cm

12 Table Knives                            24.4cm

12 Dessert Spoons                 17.5cm

12 Table Forks                              20.1cm

12 Teaspoons                          11.1cm

12 Dessert Knives                        21.8cm

2 Table/serving Spoons         21.1cm


Total weight of weighable silver (62 pieces)  3175 grams (102 troy ounces) + 24 silver handled knives.


Excellent condition with minimal scratching through use. All fork tines and spoon bowls are unworn.



This canteen is presented within a good quality wooden box. The box is in good order throughout. Please note: the knives are fitted in to the lid and require the blade to be inserted first and then the knife pushed firmly up so that it sits snugly in its slot.


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.