Mappin & Webb 8 Person Silver Rattail Canteen

Mappin webb canteen of silver Cutlery Hanoverian rattail 1997
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60 piece Canteen – Hanoverian Rattail Pattern (8 place settings) - Hallmark: Sheffield 1997 by Mappin & Webb– Weight: 2430 grams (78 tr.oz.) - Ref. No.: JT/7854


Sheffield 1997 by Mappin & Webb

The Service

We are pleased to be offering a great opportunity to own a lovely quality and nicely presented boxed silver canteen of cutlery in the very popular Hanoverian Rattail.

This is a straight (same date & maker) service that provides for seven pieces per 8 place settings with additional serving spoons. All pieces benefit from being in near-mint condition with no personalised engravings.

Every piece was made in Sheffield 1997 by Mappin & Webb with the knives engraved “Trustworthy Mappin & Webb Sheffield” to the stainless steel blades.

Mappin & Webb have been one of the most established names in the British luxury goods retail market for over a century. Their name is synonymous with quality and this silver flatware service bears testament to that fact.

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, whilst the spoons have the trademark rattail extension to the handle on the reverse side of the bowl.


This 60-piece service consists of the following:

8 Soup Spoons               17.1cm

8 Dessert Spoons                17.7cm

8 Table Knives               24.5cm

8 Teaspoons                         13cm

8 Table Forks                  20cm

2 Table/serving Spoons      21.1cm

8 Dessert/Side Knives     22cm

2 Salad Serving Spoons      20.8cm

8 Dessert  Forks            17.7cm


Total weight of weighable silver  2430 grams (78 troy ounces) + 16 silver handled knives


Excellent polished condition throughout with full length fork tines and unworn spoon bowls. The set appears to have had very little use.


This canteen is presented within its original wooden box with its piece having its own slot to prevent scuffing with neighbours. There is a small scratch to the top of the box, but otherwise it is in unused condition.

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.