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1930s Canteen Of Cutlery


A good-looking silver plated 45 piece canteen of cutlery by Buss King, Sheffield, c.1930, and in its original Art Deco style oak veneered and brown felt-lined box. The set is for 6 people and comprises of:

6 dinner knives - "bone" handles with stainless steel blades

6 cheese/side knives - "bone" handles with stainless steel blades

6 dinner forks

6 dessert/side forks

6 dessert spoons

6 soup spoons

6 teaspoons

2 serving spoons

3 piece carving set - sharpening steel, carving fork and carving knife

Length of dinner knife: 25cm

Country of origin: England

Year of manufacture: c.1930

Each piece marked: Buss King, Sheffield

Material: EPNS (electro-plated nickel silver), stainless steel blades, xylonite knife handles

Condition: very good, with a few minor fine scratches on the blades and on the serving spoons, but nothing beyond the usual for canteen of this age.

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