Sterling Silver Cutlery Service 164-piece Bead Canteen for 12

Bead Pattern Silver canteen of Cutlery by Arthur Price
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164 piece Canteen – Old English Bead Pattern (12 place settings) - Hallmark: Sheffield 2005 by Arthur Price of England – Weight: 7240grams (232.8 tr.oz.) + 43 knives - Ref. No.: CR/4084

Boxed 164-piece Old English Bead Pattern Silver Canteen of Cutlery, Sheffield 2005 by Arthur Price of England

The Service

We are pleased to be offering an outstanding early 21st Century silver canteen of cutlery in Old English Bead Pattern. The set provides for a full formal table service with twelve pieces per 12 place settings and a good array of serving items.

The service is beautifully presented in a three-tier wooden box with lift-up lid and hinged gate leg securing flaps. All the dining pieces have their own slot to prevent scuffing with neighbours, whilst some of the smaller serving pieces are stored in a compartment at the back of the lowest drawer and the soup ladle is supplied separate in a drawstring felt pouch.

The variety of pieces contained within this service provides great flexibility to cater for all dining requirements. In addition to the standard pieces, the pastry or cake forks are a welcome bonus, the steak knives are a particularly useful addition and the wide range of serving items should prove ample.

Every piece was made in Sheffield 2005, marked for Arthur Price and benefits from being in superb polished condition with no personalised engraving. As usual, the sets of table, dessert knives and steak knives, together with the butter knives, cheese knife, pie slice and carving set all have silver handles with stainless steel blades – forty three pieces in total.

Old English Bead Pattern

The plain version of Old English Pattern was first introduced circa 1770, but by 1780 new variants with minimal decoration along the edges had been introduced. Bead pattern was one of the first and has continued to be a particular favourite due to its elegant, simple form.


This 164-piece service consists of the following:

12 Soup Spoons                   17.5cm

12 Teaspoons                    13.6cm

12 Fish Knives                      20.7cm

12 Coffee Spoons             11.8cm

12 Fish Forks                        17cm

8 Table/serving Spoons   22.1cm

12 Table/dinner Knives        24cm

1 Soup Ladle                     29cm

12 Steak Knives                  21.3cm

2 Sauce Ladles                  18.5cm

12 Table/dinner Forks        19.5cm

2 Salad Servers                 22.7cm

12 Dessert Knives               21.5cm

2 Butter Knives                 19.7cm

12 Dessert  Forks                17.5cm

1 Cheese Knife                  20cm

12 Dessert Spoons              17.8cm

1 Pie/Cake Slice                24.5cm

12 Cake/Pastry Forks         14.2cm

3 Piece Carving Set              

Total weight of weighable silver  7240 grams (232.8 troy ounces) plus 43 silver handled knives.


Excellent polished condition. Near mint with minimal signs of use.


This canteen is attractively supplied in its original wooden box with two drawers and two rows of knives fitted within the lid. The key is present.

All of 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 welcome by appointment.