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Rare Military Shell Pattern Flatware (3 Tableforks, 3 Dessertspoons) - Old English Military Thread & Shell     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1860
Period: Victorian
Year: 1870
Silversmith: Chawner & Co
Place: London
Price: $ 1 150.00
Weight: 459 grams
Dimensions: 20.6 cm forks, 18.4 cm spoons
Condition: Excellent. 1 tiny dent to 1 spoon, wear to back of tines from use.

Description: A rare set of Old English Military Thread and Shell pattern (also called Military Shell) tableforks and dessertspoons (3 of each). These are good quality, the forks around 90 grammes each and the spoons over 60. All 6 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 6 items are very clear, makers mark GA for George Adams of Chawner & Co, and London date letter P for 1870. In addition, all pieces carry additional journeyman's marks (Y, K, 3 petal flower, O), so the particular silversmith who made it could be traced.
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