43 Piece Canteen Of Cutlery
A complete 1930s silver plated 43 piece canteen of cutlery by "Oliver & Bensley Ltd Cutlers & Silversmiths Sheffield". The set is for 6 people, is housed in its original blue felt lined box and comprises of:
6 dinner knives & 6 side knives
6 dinner forks & 6 side / dessert forks
6 dessert spoons & 6 teaspoons
4 serving spoons
Carving knife, carving fork & sharpening steel
A plate of good food is lost without a good knife and fork. Well-proportioned, well-balanced and beautifully designed flatware is a joy to use and is the making of a good meal. Our vintage ‘bone-handled’ knives are both good-looking and functional, and their renewed popularity make them a stylish addition on today’s table. The knives have ivorine handles fashioned from xylonite, and have high-polished stainless steel blades. All forks and spoons are silver-plated EPNS (electro-plated nickel silver).
Length of dinner knife: 25cm
Box dimensions: width 38cm depth 30cm height 9cm
Country of origin: England
Year of manufacture: 1930
Each blade marked: "Oliver & Bensley Ltd Cutlers & Silversmiths Sheffield"
Material: stainless steel, xylonite, and EPNS (electro-plated nickel silver)
Condition: good - with some fine scratches on the blades. One desert spoon has some wear to its plating on its reverse side (see image), as does the carving fork (see image).