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Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C

Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
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  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Asprey 12 Place Canteen Sterling Silver Cutlery Dated 1974 20th C | Ref. no. A2601 | Regent Antiques
Ref: A2601
Price: £8,250.00
This is a superb walnut boxed canteen of Feather Edge pattern sterling silver cutlery, complete for 12 place settings with 123...

This is a superb walnut boxed canteen of Feather Edge pattern sterling silver cutlery, complete for 12 place settings with 123 pieces and retailed by the world renowned House of Asprey. Founded in 1781, the House has historically been recognized as one of the world’s pre-eminent luxury goods brands and has a substantial client base of members of royalty, heads of state and important actors on the world stage.

It was made for Asprey  by the renowned Sheffield silversmiths Gee & Holmes, and bears hallmarks for Sheffield 1974.

The Set comprises:
 

12 Table knives

12 Table forks

12 Starter knives

12 Starter forks

12 Fish forks

12 Fish knives

12 Soup spoons

12 Tea spoons

12 Coffee spoons

6 Serving spoons

2 Sauce  / Soup serving Spoons

1 Fish serving fork (not weighed)

1 Fish serving fork (not weighed)

2 Carving knives

2 Carving forks

1 Steel sharpener

 2 keys

It is rare to find the complete set in such excellent condition.
 

Condition:

In really excellent condition having been rarely used, please see photos for confirmation.

 



Dimensions in cm:

Height 28 x Width 47 x Depth 35 - Walnut canteen

Weight 3.79 kg - Weighable weight

Dimensions in inches:

Height 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches - Walnut canteen

Weight 122 troy oz - Weighable weight

Our reference: A2601

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Asprey
was established in England in  1781 and founded as a silk printing business by William Asprey, it soon became a luxury emporium. In 1841, William Asprey's elder son Charles went into partnership with a stationer located on London's Bond Street. In 1847 the family broke with this partner and moved into 167 New Bond Street, the premises Asprey occupies today.

From its central London location Asprey advertised 'articles of exclusive design and high quality, whether for personal adornment or personal accompaniment and to endow with richness and beauty the table and homes of people of refinement and discernment.' An early speciality was dressing cases. Asprey crafted traditional cases and designs, mostly in leather, suitable for the new style of travel ushered in by railways. The main competitors at the time were H.J. Cave & Sons. Asprey was recognised for its expertise when it won a gold medal for its dressing cases at the International Exhibition of 1862 but lost out to its rivals, H.J. Cave & Sons in 1867.

The company consolidated its position through acquisitions. In 1859 Asprey absorbed Edwards, an award winning maker of dressing cases and holder of a Royal Warrant. The company also purchased the Alfred Club at 22 Albemarle Street, which backed on to the New Bond Street store and meant that Asprey now had entrances on two of London's most fashionable streets.

In 1862, Asprey was granted a Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria. The Prince of Wales, later to be crowned Edward VII, granted another Royal Warrant. In 1953, for the coronation of Elizabeth II, Asprey paid homage with the Asprey Coronation Year Gold Collection, which featured a dessert, coffee and liqueur service in 18-carat gold and weighed almost 27 pounds. In April 1953, it went on show in the New Bond Street store and subsequently toured the United States.

As the business grew, the company acquired manufacturing facilities and hired silversmithsgoldsmithsjewellers and watchmakers including Ernest Betjeman, the father of the distinguished poet John Betjeman, one of the most highly regarded craftsman and designers of his day.

In the twenties, commissions poured in from around the world, from American millionaire J. Pierpont Morgan to potentates such as the Maharaja of Patiala, who commissioned a huge teak travelling trunk for each of his wives in which each trunk was fitted with solid silver washing and bathing utensils with waterspouts of ornate tiger head and lined with blue velvet. Asprey cigarette cases became collectable amongst young sophisticates who delighted in its other modern products, including travel clocks, safety razors and automatic pencil sharpeners.

Asprey Jewellery    
Asprey has a tradition of producing jewellery inspired by the blooms found in English gardens. Over the decades jewelled interpretations of flowers have evolved to include the Crown Daisy, Rose, Calla Lily and Lily Pad collections. The master diamond cutter Gabi Tolkowsky created the Asprey cut. The cushion cut gave Tolkowsky options for incorporating the Asprey "A" inscription around the edges of the stone. The result was the 61-facet Asprey cut, maximising light refraction to brilliant effect. The shape of the Asprey cut means that the cutting process can be done only by hand, unlike many other stones that involve machine cutting.

 

Asprey Leather  - the women's collection of clutches and handbags, such as those featured in the 1781 collection, come from crocodile, python and ostrich. The men's collection includes wallets, cardholders and travel watch cases crafted from lido, calf or alligator. Other items include the briefcases and backgammon boards.

Asprey Silver   -  offers classic and whimsical contemporary silver pieces – such as the saltcellar fashioned to look like a cement mixer or the wheel barrow salt holder with accompanying shovel spoon. Asprey also produce children's gifts, including tooth boxes, picture frames and rattles.

Gee & Holmes

Gee later partnered Leonard W. Holmes (1901-1989), who had married his sister. In an advertisement in 1946, the partners announced that they would be moving into a new factory at No. 61 Eyre Lane in early 1947.  They advertised table cutlery, spoons and forks, and cased goods.



 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 28 x Width 47 x Depth 35 - Walnut canteen

Weight 3.79 kg - Weighable weight

Dimensions in inches:

Height 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches - Walnut canteen

Weight 122 troy oz - Weighable weight

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