JP McManus Irish Canteen of Silver Celtic Cutlery, Boxed

Celtic pattern Irish silver canteen of cutlery Dublin 2005 Newbridge McManus
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146 piece Canteen – Celtic Pattern (12 place settings) - Hallmark: Dublin 2005 by Newbridge Silverware – Weight: 5450grams (175 tr.oz.) + 34 knives (with stainless steel blades) - Ref. No.: MT/5381

Boxed 146-piece Celtic Pattern Silver Canteen of Cutlery, Dublin 2005 by Newbridge Silverware

The Service

We are pleased to be offering a rare opportunity to purchase an Irish-made canteen that was originally commissioned by the businessman and racehorse owner JP McManus.

The service is inspired by designs found in the famous Book of Kells with zoomorphic depictions in the Celtic style. It was made by Newbridge Silverware and housed in its original military style chest.

The set provides for a full formal table service with eleven pieces per 12 place settings, a set of four serving spoons, a three-piece carving set and an assortment of other serving knives/trowels. The sets of table and dessert knives have silver handles with stainless steel blades that are engraved “Newbridge”.

Every piece is hallmarked for Dublin 2005 and bears the sponsor’s mark of Newbridge Silverware. The service is presented in a wooden box with four drawers.


As described in the enclosed leaflet (see final photo), this pattern was only made in Sterling silver for JP McManus to give to favoured clients, friends and family. This particular service was given to the late John O’Reilly, the legendary golf caddy, who organised the JP McManus Pro-Am golf events in the 1990’s early 2000’s. Although cherished by his family, the serviced has never been used and indeed the pieces were still contained in their original plastic sleeves when brought to us.


This 146-piece service consists of the following:

  • 12 Fish Knives               20.2cm
  • 12 Fish Forks                 17.5cm
  • 12 Soup Spoons            16.8cm
  • 12 Table Knives              23.7cm (stainless steel blades)
  • 12 Table/dinner Forks    19.5cm
  • 12 Dessert Knives          21.3cm (stainless steel blades)
  • 12 Dessert Forks           17.5cm
  • 12 Dessert Spoons        17.5cm
  • 12 Pastry Forks             13.5cm
  • 12 Teaspoons                13cm
  • 12 Coffee Spoons         12.6cm
  • 4 Serving Spoons          21.7cm
  • 2 Butter Knives              20.5cm (stainless steel blades)
  • 2 Cheese Knives            20.7cm (stainless steel blades)
  • 2 Pastry Trowels            24.8cm (stainless steel blades)
  • 1 Bar Knife                     22.8cm (stainless steel blade)
  • 3-piece Carving Set       (stainless steel blades)

Total weight of weighable silver 5450 grams (175 troy ounces) plus 34 silver handled knives.


Mint condition with minimal signs of use.


This canteen is supplied in its original military style chest. There are four drawers with all the table and dessert knives in the top drawer, the fish eaters, carving sets and most knife servers in the bottom drawer and all other pieces spread between the middle two. Although adequately serving its purpose, the box interior is quite basic in design. The exterior of the box has two brass carrying handles and brass strengtheners to each corner.


All 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 are