Large, assembled service for 12 (plus extras) of British, mostly Georgian, Sterling Silver Flatware, 104 pieces total comprising 12 pistol grip knives,12 dinner forks, 25 salad/dessert forks, 14 dessert spoons, 18 coffee/teaspoons, 20 spreaders/dessert knives, and a 3 pc carving set. This grouping includes 12 pistol grip dinner knives with new stainless blades, marked for Elisabeth and John Eaton, London, 1863; 12 George III Regency fiddle thread forks by John Kerschner, London (6 with date mark for 1814, 6 with date mark for 1816, all with same engraved crest); 10 Irish crested fiddle thread salad/dessert forks marked for Josiah Lowe, Dublin, 1838 and 3 crested salad/dessert forks marked for William Chawner II, London, 1815; and 12 military fiddle thread salad/dessert forks marked for George Adams, London (5 marked for 1856-57, 7 marked for 1873). The 14 oval handled dessert spoons are marked for various London makers including Charles Eley (5) and Peter, Ann and William Bateman (2), with other 5 pieces having various, rubbed, or no maker's marks, mid 18th century to 1829. Coffee/tea spoons have bright cut decorations and include 6 with fluted bowls by assorted makers iand 12 with plain bowls by makers including William Bateman (5) and Peter and William Bateman (3). Dessert knives and spreaders include 8 crested pistol grip dessert knives with new stainless blades marked for Dru Drury II, London, 1767, plus 6 knives or spreaders marked for John Sanderson, Sheffield, 1905, and 6 marked for Henry Wigfull, Sheffield, 1910. 3 pc carving set is attributed to Harrison Brothers and George Hosen, circa 1900. Combined weighable silver: 100.44 oz troy.
Private Nashville, TN Collection.
Overall very good condition. Crests differ by maker, several pieces with monograms. 1 Carving knife retains old blade, other Knives have replaced blades; 2 salad/dessert knives have damage to handles; all knives have some small dents and some show scattered oxidation. Some spoons have wear to tips of bowls.