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Rare Old English Military Thread & Shell Flatware Set (18 pieces, 6 tablespoons, 6 tableforks, 6 dessertspoons)     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11010
Period: Victorian
Year: 1869, 1870
Silversmith: Chawner & Co
Place: London
Price: $ 4 800.00
Weight: 1473 grams
Dimensions: 22.2 cm tablespoons, 18.0 cm dessertspoons
Condition: Good to excellent, some scratches to back of fork tines from use.

Description: A rare set of Old English Military Thread and Shell pattern (also called Military Shell) tablespoons, tableforks and dessertspoons (6 of each). These are good quality and weight, the forks around 89 grammes each, tablespoons 94 grammes and the dessertspoons 63. All 18 have an engraved family crest, a raised lion facing right between 2 horns. The pattern has the regular Thread and Shell pattern, double struck (on both sides), but with scrolls instead of shoulders, as with all Military variants (Pickford, Silver Flatware, page 117). Pickford describes this pattern as "a rare pattern illustrated in the Chawner & Co Pattern book, Appendix page 218", where the Chawner book shows this pattern, termed as "Military Shell". Pickford did not illustrate a photographic example of this pattern , a further indication of its rarity. The hallmarks on all 18 items are very clear, makers mark GA for George Adams of Chawner & Co, and London date letter P for 1870, the tablespoons are 1869. In addition, some pieces carry additional journeyman's marks (Y), so the particular silversmith who made it could be traced.
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