Flatware/Canteens

In Medieval times personal eating implements were highly prized. Knives were displayed on the person in an ornate sheath. Spoons were part of formal dress for all social classes. Guests were expected to bring their own cutlery to a meal.

Before the 18th century the only items of table silver made in any quantity were spoons; plates and knives were set on the table, food was cut with the knife and eaten with one’s personal spoon (or fingers). Silver forks were introduced from France in the mid 17th century but are rare prior to the 18th century. It is unusual to find sets of table silver dating earlier than the late 18th century.

On early examples of table silver when the silver marks were struck on the thin part of the stem they distorted the form of the piece and so the silversmith had to hammer this back into shape. That's why the hallmarks are often squashed and distorted and become more easily rubbed and worn. From c.1780 onwards the Assay Office stamped table silver near the top of the stem as opposed to on the stem just below the bowl, and hallmarks are generally much clearer because there is more space on which to strike them.

Antique Silver Trefid Spoon

8717. Antique Silver Trefid Spoon

Circa 1680

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A good antique sterling silver spoon with a trefid terminal and rat-tail bowl. Dessert size. The spoon has a very attractive hand hammered finish. Weight 36 grams, 1 troy ounces. Length 18.5 cms. Bowl 6x4.75 cms. Makers mark "TA" within a shield. Circa 1700.
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A good antique sterling silver spoon with a trefid terminal and rat-tail bowl. Dessert size. The spoon has a very attractive ha...

Antique William III Silver Forks

7548. Antique William III Silver Forks

Circa 1700

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A rare set of 12 early silver forks with cannon handles and twin prongs. Each hand engraved with a contemporary crest of a stork. Weight 465 grams, 15 troy ounces. Length 16 cms. Three are stamped with the makers mark of SE in an oval punch. Circa 1700.
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A rare set of 12 early silver forks with cannon handles and twin prongs. Each hand engraved with a contemporary crest of a stor...

Antique Queen Anne Silver Table Spoons

8799. Antique Queen Anne Silver Table Spoons

1712

LAWRENCE JONES

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A pair of early English silver spoons in the popular Hanoverian rat-tail pattern. Lovely plain style. Britannia standard silver*. Each with a hand engraved monogram to the reverse. Weight 107 grams, 3.4 troy ounces. London 1712. Length 19.7 cms. Maker Lawrence Jones.
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A pair of early English silver spoons in the popular Hanoverian rat-tail pattern. Lovely plain style. Britannia standard silver...

Antique George I Set of 3 Silver Table Spoons

8798. Antique George I Set of 3 Silver Table Spoons

1716

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Three early English silver spoons in the popular Hanoverian rat-tail pattern. Lovely plain style. Britannia standard silver*. Each with a hand engraved monogram to the reverse. Weight 182 grams, 5.8 troy ounces. London 1716. Length 19.5 cms. Maker probably IJ.
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Three early English silver spoons in the popular Hanoverian rat-tail pattern. Lovely plain style. Britannia standard silver*. E...

George II Silver Ladle

8922. George II Silver Ladle

1730

ISAAC CALLARD

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An elegant antique sterling silver serving ladle with a shell shaped bowl. Excellent plain style. Weight 182 grams, 5.8 troy ounces. Length 36 cms. Width of bowl 8.7 cms. Makers mark only struck 4 times for Isaac Callard, London. Circa 1730
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An elegant antique sterling silver serving ladle with a shell shaped bowl. Excellent plain style. Weight 182 grams, 5.8 troy ou...

George II Set of Silver Serving Spoons

7624. George II Set of Silver Serving Spoons

1741 to 1757

Price £975

A composite set of 11 early English sterling silver spoons in the popular Hanover pattern. Lovely plain style. Each with a hand engraved crest of a dog under a tree. Weight 678 grams, 21.8 troy ounces. Length 20 cms approx. Various dates and makers. 4 spoons by Samuel Robey 1741-1746. 3 spoons by Ebenezer Coker 1753-57. 4 spoons are unreadable.
Price £975

A composite set of 11 early English sterling silver spoons in the popular Hanover pattern. Lovely plain style. Each with a hand...

Antique Silver Spoon

8965. Antique Silver Spoon

Circa 1750

Price £450

An excellent antique Dutch gilt silver spoon, the end of the handle modelled with a seated figure holding a baby and accompanied by a cherub. The back of the bowl is inscribed with the owners initials. Weight 61 grams, just under 3 troy ounces. Length 18.3 cms. Bowl measures 7x5 cms. Stamped with Dutch silver marks for Amsterdam. Circa 1750.
Price £450

An excellent antique Dutch gilt silver spoon, the end of the handle modelled with a seated figure holding a baby and accompanie...

Antique Silver Serving Slice

8485. Antique Silver Serving Slice

1770

SARAH BUTTALL

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A rare early antique silver serving slice with a graceful scrolled handle. The pierced silver surface is decorated with foliate scrolls and line engraving. Weight 135 grams, 4.3 troy ounces. Length 28.25 cms. Width 10.6 cms. Sterling silver. London 1770. Maker Sarah Buttall.
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A rare early antique silver serving slice with a graceful scrolled handle. The pierced silver surface is decorated with foliate...

Antique George III Silver Spoons

8800. Antique George III Silver Spoons

1770

THOMAS EVANS AND GEORGE SMITH III

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A set of 7 antique sterling silver spoons in the popular Hanoverian rat-tail pattern. Lovely plain style. Each with a hand engraved monogram to the reverse. Weight 288 grams, 9.2 troy ounces. London 1770. Length 16 cms. Maker Thomas Evans and George Smith.
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A set of 7 antique sterling silver spoons in the popular Hanoverian rat-tail pattern. Lovely plain style. Each with a hand engr...

George III Silver Spoons by Hester Bateman

8270. George III Silver Spoons by Hester Bateman

1773

HESTER BATEMAN, LONDON (1761-1790)

Price £375

An elegant pair of antique sterling silver serving spoons in the Old English style with a feather edge border. Excellent plain style. Made by the highly sought after Georgian lady silversmith Hester Bateman. Hand engraved at the end of each handle with initials in old fashioned script. Weight 123 grams, 3.9 troy ounces. Length 22 cms. London 1773. Maker Hester Bateman.
Price £375

An elegant pair of antique sterling silver serving spoons in the Old English style with a feather edge border. Excellent plain ...

George III Newcastle Silver Skewer

6108. George III Newcastle Silver Skewer

Circa 1773

JAMES HETHERINGTON

Price £325

An antique provincial silver meat skewer with ring handle, feather edge and attractive engraving to one end. Weight 111 grams, 3.5 troy ounces. Length 34 cms. Newcastle 1773. Maker James Hetherington.
Price £325

An antique provincial silver meat skewer with ring handle, feather edge and attractive engraving to one end. Weight 111 grams, ...

Antique Irish Silver Spoons

8908. Antique Irish Silver Spoons

1787

JOHN SHEILS (SHIELDS)

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An elegant set of 6 sterling silver spoons of plain design. Each has a hand engraved crest. Weight 360 grams. Length 23 cms. Bowl 7.5 cmsx4.4 cms. Dublin 1787. Maker John Sheils (Shields).
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An elegant set of 6 sterling silver spoons of plain design. Each has a hand engraved crest. Weight 360 grams. Length 23 cms. Bo...

Georgian Canteen of Silver Cultlery for 6 People

5734. Georgian Canteen of Silver Cultlery for 6 People

1787 to 1827

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A good set of antique sterling silver cutlery in the Old English and thread pattern. 36 pieces including knives (later date). London 1787-1827
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A good set of antique sterling silver cutlery in the Old English and thread pattern. 36 pieces including knives (later date). L...

Antique Irish Silver Basting Spoons

8915. Antique Irish Silver Basting Spoons

1788

JOHN SHEILS (SHIELDS)

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An elegant pair of antique sterling silver spoons. Long length. Plain style with a hand engraved crest to the handle. Weight 205 grams, 6.5 troy ounces. Length 30.5 cms. Bowl 8.5x5.3 cms. Dublin 1788. Maker John Sheils.
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An elegant pair of antique sterling silver spoons. Long length. Plain style with a hand engraved crest to the handle. Weight 20...

Antique Cork Silver Basting Spoon

8916. Antique Cork Silver Basting Spoon

Circa 1790

JOHN HEYLAND

Price £495 (Reserved)

A rare Irish provincial sterling silver serving spoon with a sought after Cork makers mark. Long length. Plain style with an initial in old fashioned script hand engraved to the handle. Weight 107 grams, 3.4 troy ounces. Length 30 cms. Bowl 9.2x5.5 cms. The bowl is solid and has no wear. Stamped 3 times with the makers mark only for John Heyland. Circa 1790.
Price £495 (Reserved)

A rare Irish provincial sterling silver serving spoon with a sought after Cork makers mark. Long length. Plain style with an in...

Antique George III Silver Toddy Ladle

8452. Antique George III Silver Toddy Ladle

1792

Price £195

An antique sterling silver ladle inset with a Georgian silver crown. Elegant slim design with a long, twisted horn handle with a silver tip. The Georgian silver coin has the head of King George on top, and the date 1789 and armorials for England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland on the reverse. Weight 40 grams, 1.2 troy ounces. Length 33.5 cms. Bowl 7 x 5.2 cms. London 1792. Makers marks uncertain. looks like GG overstruck with PB.
Price £195

An antique sterling silver ladle inset with a Georgian silver crown. Elegant slim design with a long, twisted horn handle with ...

Antique Georgian Silver Marrow Scoop

8151. Antique Georgian Silver Marrow Scoop

1795

GEORGE SMITH III & WILLIAM FEARN, LONDON

Price £225

A good antique sterling silver marrow scoop used for scooping marrow out of bones. Double ended. One end has a hand engraved monogram of interlaced initials in old English script. Weight 49 grams, 1.5 troy ounces. Length 20.75 cms. London 1795. Maker Smith & Fearn.
Price £225

A good antique sterling silver marrow scoop used for scooping marrow out of bones. Double ended. One end has a hand engraved mo...

Antique Silver Jockey Cap Caddy Spoon

8663. Antique Silver Jockey Cap Caddy Spoon

1798

SAMUEL PEMBERTON, BIRMINGHAM

Price £750

A rare and collectable early silver caddy spoon in the form of a jockey cap. It has a ribbed design and a plain centre button with the initial “G” in old fashioned script. Weight 8 grams. Measures 5.5 x 3.8 cms. Birmingham 1798. No maker’s mark* but almost certainly made in Birmingham by Samuel Pemberton. For a similar example see "Caddy Spoons, an Illustrated Guide" by John Norrie, plate 95c.
Price £750

A rare and collectable early silver caddy spoon in the form of a jockey cap. It has a ribbed design and a plain centre button w...

Antique Irish Limerick Spoon

8402. Antique Irish Limerick Spoon

Circa 1800

Price £1,550

A rare Irish provincial sterling silver serving spoon with highly sought after Limerick marks. Excellent plain style with the pointed terminal, typical of the late 18th century. The end is hand engraved with with a crest and the motto “Pro Rege, Lege Grege” (Latin for "For King, Law and People"). Weight 98 grams, 3.1 troy ounces. Length 33 cms. Width 5 cms. Marked on the back of the handle with the makers mark WFG for William Fitzgerald (worked at Mary Street and 15, Patrick Street, Limerick 1794-1824) and “STERLING”.
Price £1,550

A rare Irish provincial sterling silver serving spoon with highly sought after Limerick marks. Excellent plain style with the p...

Pair of Antique Continental Silver Spoons

8411. Pair of Antique Continental Silver Spoons

Circa 1800

Price £395

An excellent quality pair of antique silver spoons with figural ends depicting a classical lady culminating in a twisted handle possibly resembling a mermaids tail. The gilded bowl is attached with a fruit encrusted mount. These delightful spoons are very heavy and have a chunky feel. Weight 179 grams, 5.7 troy ounces. Length 18 cms. Marked on the back of the bowl with a hand mark. Probably German. Circa 1800. Traces of gilding all over.
Price £395

An excellent quality pair of antique silver spoons with figural ends depicting a classical lady culminating in a twisted handle...

Large Antique Continental Silver Spoon

8568. Large Antique Continental Silver Spoon

19th century

Price £375

A giant antique silver serving spoon with a large bowl. Rat tail pattern. Weight 164 grams, 5.2 troy ounces. Length 36 cms. Bowl 13 x 7.7 cms. Marked on the reverse with continental silver marks “A” in a triangle and the silver grade “12”*. Probably German, 18th century.
Price £375

A giant antique silver serving spoon with a large bowl. Rat tail pattern. Weight 164 grams, 5.2 troy ounces. Length 36 cms. Bow...

Antique Irish Silver Strainer Spoon

8911. Antique Irish Silver Strainer Spoon

1803

JOHN POWER

Price £675

An elegant antique sterling silver gravy spoon of classic plain design with a feather edge and bright cut engraving. The handle has a monogram of intertwined initials in old fashioned script. Weight 140 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Length 33 cms. Bowl 10.5x6 cms. Dublin 1803. Maker John Power.
Price £675

An elegant antique sterling silver gravy spoon of classic plain design with a feather edge and bright cut engraving. The handle...

Antique Irish Silver Skewer

7098. Antique Irish Silver Skewer

1806

Price £395

A good quality antique Dublin silver meat skewer with ring handle and hand engraved crest to one end. Weight 81 grams, 2.6 troy ounces. Length 31 cms. Dublin 1806. Maker Arthur Murphy.
Price £395

A good quality antique Dublin silver meat skewer with ring handle and hand engraved crest to one end. Weight 81 grams, 2.6 troy...

George III Silver Dessert Forks

8906. George III Silver Dessert Forks

1807

ELEY AND FERN

Price £585

A set of 12 antique sterling silver forks in the popular fiddle, thread and shell pattern. Each has hand engraved initials to the front of the handle. Weight 662 grams, 21.2 troy ounces. Length 16.5 cms. London 1807. Maker Eley & Fern.
Price £585

A set of 12 antique sterling silver forks in the popular fiddle, thread and shell pattern. Each has hand engraved initials to t...

Antique Georgian Irish Silver Marrow Scoop

8150. Antique Georgian Irish Silver Marrow Scoop

1807

SAMUEL NEVILLE, DUBLIN

Price £250

A good antique sterling silver marrow scoop used for scooping marrow out of bones. Double ended. Weight 53 grams, 1.7 troy ounces. Length 23 cms. Dublin 1807. Maker Samuel Neville.
Price £250

A good antique sterling silver marrow scoop used for scooping marrow out of bones. Double ended. Weight 53 grams, 1.7 troy ounc...

George III Silver Serving Tongs

6017. George III Silver Serving Tongs

1808

ELEY, FEARN & CHAWNER, LONDON

Price £270

A plain style pair of antique sterling silver asparagus tongs (or chop tongs) with strap work decoration to one side and an engraved crest of a stag to the end. Weight 173 grams, 5.5 troy ounces, Length 22.5 cms. London 1808. Maker Eley Fearn & Chawner.
Price £270

A plain style pair of antique sterling silver asparagus tongs (or chop tongs) with strap work decoration to one side and an eng...

Georgian Silver Apple Corer

6367. Georgian Silver Apple Corer

Circa 1809

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A charming little collectors piece. An antique sterling silver apple corer of simple form. Usually these items unscrew however this has been made in one piece. Weight 20 grams. Length 10.5 cms. London 1809. Thomas Phipps & Edward Robinson.
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A charming little collectors piece. An antique sterling silver apple corer of simple form. Usually these items unscrew however ...

Georgian Silver Caddy Spoon

7512. Georgian Silver Caddy Spoon

1821

Price £145

An attractive antique sterling silver caddy spoon with a shell bowl and shaped handle. Weight 9 grams. Length 8.5 cms. Birmingham 1821. Maker John Betteridge.
Price £145

An attractive antique sterling silver caddy spoon with a shell bowl and shaped handle. Weight 9 grams. Length 8.5 cms. Birmingh...

Antique Silver Skewer

7273. Antique Silver Skewer

1829

JONATHAN HAYNE, LONDON

Price £275

A good quality antique silver meat skewer with ring handle and hand engraved crest to one end. Suitable for use as a paper knife. Weight 96 grams, 3 troy ounces. Length 32.5 cms. London 1829. Maker Jonathan Hayne.
Price £275

A good quality antique silver meat skewer with ring handle and hand engraved crest to one end. Suitable for use as a paper knif...

Antique Exeter Silver Serving Spoons

8229. Antique Exeter Silver Serving Spoons

1831

Price £450

A good set of 5 antique sterling silver serving spoons in the popular fiddle pattern. Weight 340 grams, 11 troy ounces. Length 24 cms. London 1831. Maker George Turner. Exeter silver is particularly sought after as the assay office closed after 1882.
Price £450

A good set of 5 antique sterling silver serving spoons in the popular fiddle pattern. Weight 340 grams, 11 troy ounces. Length...

Antique Silver Cutlery for 8

8935. Antique Silver Cutlery for 8

1837 to 1874

GEORGE ADAMS

Price £1,950

A full set of sterling silver cutlery for 8 people in the popular Fiddle pattern. Good plain style. Total 40 pieces. Weight 2009 grams, 64.5 troy ounces. All pieces matching and by the well regarded flatware maker George Adams. Different dates London 1837-74.
Price £1,950

A full set of sterling silver cutlery for 8 people in the popular Fiddle pattern. Good plain style. Total 40 pieces. Weight 200...

Antique Silver Cutlery for 12

8112. Antique Silver Cutlery for 12

1838

SAMUEL HAYNE & DUDLEY CATER

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A full set of sterling silver cutlery for 12 people in a good quality pattern with shaped decorative handles. Total 60 pieces. Complete with small ladles and condiment spoons. All pieces with an engraved initial “F” except sauce ladles, condiment spoons and sugar tongs. Weight 3856 grams, 124 troy ounces. All pieces matching London 1838/9, maker Samuel Hayne & Dudley Cater.
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A full set of sterling silver cutlery for 12 people in a good quality pattern with shaped decorative handles. Total 60 pieces. ...

Antique Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 12

8755. Antique Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 12

1840

WILLIAM EATON, LONDON

Price £3,650

An excellent set of antique sterling silver cutlery in the Fiddle, Thread and Shell pattern. Excellent antique style. Each has a hand engraved crest. Total 57 pieces. A full place place setting for 12 people but missing 2 dessert spoons and 1 teaspoon. There is a set of 12 plain silver handled dinner and dessert knives, length 24/21.5 cms, which can be purchased separately - Sheffield 1973. Total weight of flatware 4106 grams, 132 troy ounces. All same date and maker. London 1840. Maker William Eaton.
Price £3,650

An excellent set of antique sterling silver cutlery in the Fiddle, Thread and Shell pattern. Excellent antique style. Each has ...

George III Silver Egg Spoons

8930. George III Silver Egg Spoons

1842

WILLIAM EATON, LONDON

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A rare pair of antique sterling silver spoons in the fiddle, thread and shell pattern. The unusual shaped bowls are made specifically for eggs. Each has a hand engraved crest. Weight 50 grams, 1.6 troy ounces. London 1842. Maker William Eaton.
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A rare pair of antique sterling silver spoons in the fiddle, thread and shell pattern. The unusual shaped bowls are made specif...

Pair of Antique Silver Basting Spoons

7117. Pair of Antique Silver Basting Spoons

1842

WILLIAM EATON, LONDON

Price £395

A good pair of antique sterling silver spoons, each with an engraved crest. Weight 320 grams, 10.2 troy ounces. Length 31 cms. London 1842. Maker William Eaton.
Price £395

A good pair of antique sterling silver spoons, each with an engraved crest. Weight 320 grams, 10.2 troy ounces. Length 31 cms. ...

Antique Silver Serving Spoons

7970. Antique Silver Serving Spoons

1854

Price £350

A good set of 4 antique sterling silver serving spoons in the popular fiddle and thread pattern. Each has an engraved monogram to the handle. Good weight 345 grams, 11 troy ounces. Length 22 cms. London 1854. Maker John West.
Price £350

A good set of 4 antique sterling silver serving spoons in the popular fiddle and thread pattern. Each has an engraved monogram ...

Victorian Boxed Pair of Silver Grape Shears

4398. Victorian Boxed Pair of Silver Grape Shears

Circa 1854

Price £435

An attractive pair of antique sterling silver grape scissors in the original velvet lined box. Sheffield 1854.
Price £435

An attractive pair of antique sterling silver grape scissors in the original velvet lined box. Sheffield 1854.

Pair of Exeter Silver Sauce Ladles

7113. Pair of Exeter Silver Sauce Ladles

1855

Price £195

English provincial silver. A pair of antique sterling silver ladles. Fiddle thread and shell design. Weight 176 grams, 5.6 troy ounces. Length 18 cms. Exeter 1855. Maker J & J Williams.
Price £195

English provincial silver. A pair of antique sterling silver ladles. Fiddle thread and shell design. Weight 176 grams, 5.6 troy...

Antique Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 12

9011. Antique Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 12

Circa 1860

Price £325

A very special set. A set of 6 knives and 6 forks with decorative blades and real mother of pearl handles with attractive ferules and ball finials. The blades have pretty ornamental engraving. Very attractive flame mahogany box with a cushion shape. Knife 20 cms. Fork 16.5 cms. Circa 1860. Britannia metal silver plated.
Price £325

A very special set. A set of 6 knives and 6 forks with decorative blades and real mother of pearl handles with attractive ferul...

Set of Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 6

8294. Set of Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 6

1862

ELKINGTON

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A set of 6 silver plated knives and forks with pretty engraved blades and real carved mother of pearl handles with decorative silver ferules. With an engraved monogram to each handle. Dessert cutlery. Knife 20.5 cms. Fork 17.5 cms. In solid wood box with key (not original). Maker Elkington & Co. Marked with an Elkington date stamp for 1862.
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A set of 6 silver plated knives and forks with pretty engraved blades and real carved mother of pearl handles with decorative s...

Victorian Silver Dessert Spoons

7858. Victorian Silver Dessert Spoons

1873

HENRY JOHN LIAS

Price £275

A set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the popular fiddle pattern. Good plain style. Each with an engraved monogram in cursive script. Weight 248 grams, 7.9 troy ounces. All spoons length 17 cms. London 1873. Maker Henry & Henry Lias.
Price £275

A set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the popular fiddle pattern. Good plain style. Each with an engraved monogram in cu...

Antique Set of 12 Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery Set

8914. Antique Set of 12 Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery Set

1873 to 1891

MARTIN HALL

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An antique set of sterling silver and real mother of pearl cutlery set having decorative engraved blades with bead and reed ferules. The cutlery has pretty carved handles with spiral bead and reed decoration. 12 knives and 12 forks in the original solid wood box. Dessert cutlery. Length of knife 20.5 cms, fork 17 cms. Made in Sheffield. Assorted dates 1873-1891. Maker Martin & Hall.
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An antique set of sterling silver and real mother of pearl cutlery set having decorative engraved blades with bead and reed fer...

Antique Silver Serving Spoons

7971. Antique Silver Serving Spoons

1878

HENRY HOLLAND, LONDON

Price £475

A superb set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the elegant bead pattern. Excellent plain style. Each piece has a hand engraved crest. Total weight, 6 spoons, 435 grams, 13.9 troy ounces. Length 22.5 cms. London 1878. Maker Henry Holland. Another 5 matching spoons available at additional cost.
Price £475

A superb set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the elegant bead pattern. Excellent plain style. Each piece has a hand engr...

Pair of Antique Silver Basting Spoons

7900. Pair of Antique Silver Basting Spoons

1878

HENRY HOLLAND, LONDON

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A good pair of antique sterling silver spoons, each with an engraved crest. Bead pattern. Weight 301 grams, 9.6 troy ounces. Length 30 cms. London 1878. Maker Henry Holland.
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A good pair of antique sterling silver spoons, each with an engraved crest. Bead pattern. Weight 301 grams, 9.6 troy ounces. Le...

Antique Silver Tea Spoons

8633. Antique Silver Tea Spoons

Circa 1882

HENRY JOHN AND JAMES WAKELY Also known as LIAS & WAKELY

Price £125

A good matched set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the attractive feather edge pattern. Gilt bowls. Total weight 96 grams, 3 troy ounces. Average length 12.6 cms. 3 spoons London 1882, maker Henry John Lias & James Wakely. The other 3 spoons have the lion mark only, minor difference in size.
Price £125

A good matched set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the attractive feather edge pattern. Gilt bowls. Total weight 96 gram...

Antique Silver Caddy Spoon

8811. Antique Silver Caddy Spoon

1888

GEORGE UNITE

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A delightful little Victorian sterling silver caddy spoon having a shell shaped bowl and ring handle. With a very pretty embossed flower design to the bowl. Weight 11 grams. Length 7 cms. Width 4.3 cms. Birmingham 1888. Maker George Unite.
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A delightful little Victorian sterling silver caddy spoon having a shell shaped bowl and ring handle. With a very pretty emboss...

Set of 3 Antique Silver Plate and Ivory Serving Cutlery

5342. Set of 3 Antique Silver Plate and Ivory Serving Cutlery

Circa 1890

WALKER & HALL

Price £180

An unusual pair of antique silver plated fish servers and matching knife all having pretty engraving to the blades. The ivory handles are carved with African figures. Length of fish knife 25 cms, fish fork 21 cms, knife 19 cms. Circa 1890. Maker Walker and Hall.
Price £180

An unusual pair of antique silver plated fish servers and matching knife all having pretty engraving to the blades. The ivory h...

Victorian Boxed Serving Set in Silver Plate

7171. Victorian Boxed Serving Set in Silver Plate

Circa 1890

Price £175

An excellent quality pair of silver plated serving spoons with matching grape shears and pair of nutcrackers. Very fine engraved decoration with flowers and scrolls. The spoons have traces of gilding. Spoons 23.5 cms. Grape scissors 18 cms. Nutcrackers 12.5 cms. Marked on the back of the spoons with a silver plate mark. Circa 1890.
Price £175

An excellent quality pair of silver plated serving spoons with matching grape shears and pair of nutcrackers. Very fine engrave...

Victorian Silver Novelty Sugar Nips

7501. Victorian Silver Novelty Sugar Nips

1890

Price £195

A charming pair of antique sterling silver tongs formed as a man, probably harlequin, holding a pair of bats with lions masks. Weight 24 grams. Length 10 cms. Width 4.5 cms. Marked on the edge of the tongs for London 1890.
Price £195

A charming pair of antique sterling silver tongs formed as a man, probably harlequin, holding a pair of bats with lions masks. ...

Victorian Boxed Dessert Cutlery Set

8528. Victorian Boxed Dessert Cutlery Set

Circa 1897

HARRISON BROTHERS & HOWSON (HENRY HARRISON)

Price £750

A stunning set of gilt metal cutlery consisting of 16 knives, 16 forks and 8 serving spoons. The cast handles are very ornate and have grape and vine leaf decoration. All in the original mahogany veneer box with 2 pull out trays and brass fittings. Length of knife 22 cms, fork 18 cms, spoon 20 cms. Maker Harrison Brothers and Howson. Circa 1897.
Price £750

A stunning set of gilt metal cutlery consisting of 16 knives, 16 forks and 8 serving spoons. The cast handles are very ornate a...

Antique Silver Grape Scissors

8057. Antique Silver Grape Scissors

1900

HILLIARD & THOMASON OF BIRMINGHAM

Price £495

An unusual pair of antique sterling silver scissors with the end of one blade formed into a hook. A multi-purpose design of grape shears that not only cuts the bunch of grapes but also lets you select the stem you want to cut. Very pretty with crisp leaf and scroll decoration. Weight 52 grams, 1.6 troy ounces. Length 15 cms. Spread across handles 5.5 cms. Stamped on each handle for Birmingham 1900. Maker Hilliard & Thomason.
Price £495

An unusual pair of antique sterling silver scissors with the end of one blade formed into a hook. A multi-purpose design of gra...

Victorian Silver Fish Servers

7308. Victorian Silver Fish Servers

1901 to 1902

WILLIAM HUTTON, SHEFFIELD & BIRMINGHAM

Price £450

A very attractive antique sterling silver fish knife and fork with pierced silver blades and pretty engraved decoration, all in the original presentation box. The handles have shaped silver ferules and silver pistol grip ends. Length knife 33.3 cms, fork 26 cms. Silver blades London 1902, silver on handles Sheffield 1901. Maker William Hutton & Sons. Retailed by Asprey & Co.
Price £450

A very attractive antique sterling silver fish knife and fork with pierced silver blades and pretty engraved decoration, all in...

Canteen of Silver Cutlery for 6

8065. Canteen of Silver Cutlery for 6

1903 to 1931

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A good quality set of antique sterling silver cutlery for 6 people. 30 pieces. Very elegant Albany pattern. Weight 1425 grams, 45.8 troy ounces. Mixed dates Sheffield 1903 – 1931. Mixed makers.
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A good quality set of antique sterling silver cutlery for 6 people. 30 pieces. Very elegant Albany pattern. Weight 1425 grams, ...

Silver and Ivory Cutlery

8992. Silver and Ivory Cutlery

1904

GOLDSMITHS AND SILVERSMITHS COMPANY

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A very pretty boxed set of sterling silver knives and forks having stained green ivory handles with silver inlay and ferules. Dainty size and probably used originally for fruit or dessert. 6 forks length 15 cms, 6 knives length 17.4 cms. London 1904. Maker Goldsmith & Silversmith Co Ltd (handles by Harrison Brothers of Sheffield).
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A very pretty boxed set of sterling silver knives and forks having stained green ivory handles with silver inlay and ferules. D...

Antique Set of 12 Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery Set

7232. Antique Set of 12 Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery Set

1904

Price £650

An antique set of sterling silver and real mother of pearl cutlery set with engraved blades and ribbed ferrels. 12 knives and 12 forks in the original solid wood box. Dessert cutlery. Length of knife 19 cms, fork 16 cms. Sheffield 1904.
Price £650

An antique set of sterling silver and real mother of pearl cutlery set with engraved blades and ribbed ferrels. 12 knives and 1...

Antique Silver Red Indian Commemorative Spoon

8815. Antique Silver Red Indian Commemorative Spoon

Circa 1904

Price £275

A beautifully modelled antique sterling silver spoon commemorating the St Louis World’s Fair in 1904. The handle is beautifully modelled in the form of an American Red Indian, back and front. The bowl has a picture of the Temple of Fraternity, an immense conference building in the centre of the exhibition complex. Weight 49 grams, 1.5 troy ounces. Length 14.8 cms. Bowl 5.2x3.1 cms. Stamped on the reverse with “Sterling” and a flag. Made in the USA. Circa 1904.
Price £275

A beautifully modelled antique sterling silver spoon commemorating the St Louis World’s Fair in 1904. The handle is beautiful...

Antique Silver Tea Spoons

8632. Antique Silver Tea Spoons

1906

COOPER BROTHERS

Price £145

A good set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the attractive feather edge pattern. Total weight 104 grams, 3.3 troy ounces. Length 12.6 cms. Sheffield 1906. Maker Cooper Brothers & Sons Ltd.
Price £145

A good set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the attractive feather edge pattern. Total weight 104 grams, 3.3 troy ounces....

Antique Silver Harlequin Sugar Nips

8558. Antique Silver Harlequin Sugar Nips

1906

Price £195

A decorative pair of antique sterling silver sugar tongs in the form of Harlequin suspended from two coiled snakes which form the sugar nip handles. Weight 45 grams, 1.5 troy ounces. Length 11 cms. Spread across handles 5 cms. Marked on the handle for London 1906. Maker Maurice Freeman.
Price £195

A decorative pair of antique sterling silver sugar tongs in the form of Harlequin suspended from two coiled snakes which form t...

Antique Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 12

8933. Antique Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 12

1906

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An unusual set of 12 knives and 12 forks with decorative engraved blades, sterling silver ferules and pistol handles made of real mother of pearl. In the original wood box with blue velvet lining. Dessert cutlery. Knife 18.8 cms. Fork 15 cms. Silver ferules Sheffield 1906. Maker Frederick C Asbury & Co.
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An unusual set of 12 knives and 12 forks with decorative engraved blades, sterling silver ferules and pistol handles made of r...

Antique Silver Coffee Spoons

8929. Antique Silver Coffee Spoons

1909

HENRY ATKINS

Price £125

A set of 6 sterling silver spoons in the popular bead pattern. Each has hand engraved initials in old fashioned script. Total weight 89 grams, 2.8 troy ounces. Length 11 cms. Sheffield 1909. Maker Henry Atkins.
Price £125

A set of 6 sterling silver spoons in the popular bead pattern. Each has hand engraved initials in old fashioned script. Total ...

Antique Silver Table Canteen

8879. Antique Silver Table Canteen

1910

WILLIAM HUTTON, SHEFFIELD & BIRMINGHAM

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A comprehensive set of sterling silver cutlery for 12 people set in an excellent quality solid mahogany box raised on the original detachable stand. Total 109 pieces. The 3 pull out drawers contain a full 12 person service and many extra pieces including condiment cutlery and serving flatware. With the original sterling silver handled knives. Weight of silver 5438 grams, 174.8 troy ounces. All same date and maker. London 1910*. Made by William Hutton and Sons.
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A comprehensive set of sterling silver cutlery for 12 people set in an excellent quality solid mahogany box raised on the origi...

Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 6

8891. Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 6

1912

HARRISON BROTHERS

Price £485

A set of 6 sterling silver knives and forks with plain blades and real mother of pearl handles with reeded silver ferules. Classical plain style. Dessert cutlery. Knife 18 cms. Fork 14.5 cms. In the original box with blue velvet lining. Sheffield 1912. Maker Harrison Brothers.
Price £485

A set of 6 sterling silver knives and forks with plain blades and real mother of pearl handles with reeded silver ferules. Clas...

Antique Silver Grape Scissors in a Box

7080. Antique Silver Grape Scissors in a Box

Circa 1912

WAKELEY & WHEELER, LONDON

Price £365

An elegant pair of sterling silver grape shears in the original velvet lined box. Very smart plain design. Weight 77 grams, 2.4 troy ounces. Length 7 cms. London 1912. Maker Wakeley & Wheeler.
Price £365

An elegant pair of sterling silver grape shears in the original velvet lined box. Very smart plain design. Weight 77 grams, 2.4...

Antique Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit Knife

8802. Antique Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit Knife

1920

JOHN YEOMANS COWLISHAW

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A very pretty antique sterling silver folding pocket knife in the original brown leather purse. Real mother of pearl. Both silver and pearl have attractive engraved decoration. Length 14.4 cms, 8.5 cms (folded). Sheffield 1920. Maker J Y Cowlishaw.
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A very pretty antique sterling silver folding pocket knife in the original brown leather purse. Real mother of pearl. Both silv...

Antique Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 6

9021. Antique Silver and Mother of Pearl Cutlery for 6

1926

HENRY WILKINSON & CO, SHEFFIELD

Price £325

An elegant set of 6 knives and 6 forks with engraved sterling silver blades, long ornate ferules and real mother of pearl handles. In a black leather covered box with black velvet lining. Dessert cutlery. Knife 17.5 cms. Fork 14.7 cms. Sheffield 1926. Maker Henry Wilkinson & Co Ltd. Sheffield, ferules maker Allen & Darwin, Sheffield.
Price £325

An elegant set of 6 knives and 6 forks with engraved sterling silver blades, long ornate ferules and real mother of pearl handl...

Silver Canteen of Cutlery in a Box

8132. Silver Canteen of Cutlery in a Box

1932

COOPER BROTHERS & SONS LTD

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A full set of sterling silver cutlery for 12 people in the popular Old English pattern, a good plain style. Total 52 silver pieces. All in a fitted oak wood box with brass fittings and an inset plaque. There are 2 layers of cutlery including one removable tray. Weight 2661 grams, 85.5 troy ounces. All pieces Sheffield 1932. Maker Cooper Bros & Sons.
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A full set of sterling silver cutlery for 12 people in the popular Old English pattern, a good plain style. Total 52 silver pie...

Art Deco Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 12

8655. Art Deco Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 12

1938

WILLIAM HUTTON, SHEFFIELD & BIRMINGHAM

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A comprehensive set of sterling silver cutlery in a stylish walnut wood veneer box. 12 place settings. 73 pieces in a stylish geometric pattern. Weight, excluding the 24 knives, 4877 grams, 156.8 troy ounces. Sheffield 1938 and 1941. Maker William Hutton and Sons, Sheffield. With a later set of matching silver handled dinner and dessert knives, Sheffield 1962, by John Turton.
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A comprehensive set of sterling silver cutlery in a stylish walnut wood veneer box. 12 place settings. 73 pieces in a stylish g...

Vintage Silver Knives – shell and thread pattern

8642. Vintage Silver Knives – shell and thread pattern

1967 to 1969

COOPER BROTHERS

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A good set of silver handled knives with stainless steel blades. 8 dinner knives and 8 dessert knives in the popular reed and shell pattern. The silver handles are unfilled, weight (including steel blade) of each 61 /49 grams. Length 24 cms, 21.5 cms. Sheffield 1967-1969. Maker Cooper Brothers, of Sheffield.
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A good set of silver handled knives with stainless steel blades. 8 dinner knives and 8 dessert knives in the popular reed and s...

Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 8

8999. Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 8

1971

Price £2,150

An excellent set of antique sterling silver cutlery in the popular Kings pattern. Total 58 pieces including 2 sets of silver handled knives with stainless steel blades. Weight excluding knives 2520 grams, 81 troy ounces (excluding the knives). Sheffield 1971. All flatware by maker Roberts & Dove, knives by FB.
Price £2,150

An excellent set of antique sterling silver cutlery in the popular Kings pattern. Total 58 pieces including 2 sets of silver ha...

Vintage Silver Knives for 12

8757. Vintage Silver Knives for 12

1973

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A good set of 12 silver handled dinner and dessert knives with stainless steel blades. Smart plain styled handles. The silver handles are unfilled. Length 24.5/21.5 cms. Sheffield 1973. Please note that modern silver knives do not have a heavy weight.
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A good set of 12 silver handled dinner and dessert knives with stainless steel blades. Smart plain styled handles. The silver h...

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