Antique Silver Edwardian Kings Pattern Cutlery / Flatware Service For 18 People made in 1908


A very fine Edwardian Silver Kings Pattern Flatware cutlery service for 18 people.

Date 1908
Made By Carrington of London
Location London
Stock Number FA146x8
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Maker: Carrington of London

A very fine Edwardian Silver Kings Pattern Flatware cutlery service for 18 people.

This extensive handmade service is also complemented by 18 table knives and 18 dessert made in 1925 by D and J Wellby with stainless steel blades. Stainless steel was a 1913 invention so these are a rare set of knives of great quality (they are unweighted to the handles and dishwasher safe).

All made in London in 1908 by Carrington and Company of Regent St. (2 teaspoons 1908 Sheffield and 1 dessert fork D and J Wellby of London 1922).

The whole set is very crisp and in excellent condition and of substantial weight. It is all crested with a Griffins head over a Ducal crown. The knives are all crested with a point of a spear over a Ducal crown.

The set comprises as follows

18 Table spoons,

18 Table forks,

18 Dessert spoons,

18 Dessert forks ,

12 Teaspoons ,

18 Table knives,

18 Dessert knives,

4 Sauce ladles,

1 Soup ladle,

1 Basting spoon,

1 Sugar sifting spoon

A pair of Sugar tongs.

The service could be available as a 12 if required.

Carrington of London

Carrington & Co.

Founded 1873

He was listed as a silversmith, goldsmith and jeweller working from the London premises of the Birmingham silversmiths G.R. Collis & Co.  The business was re-styled Carrington & Co in 1880 and the firm specialised in extra strong silver plate for use in restaurants, hotels and ships.

By the early 1890s Carrington were advertising themselves as jewellers, diamond merchants, dealers in precious stones and manufacturing silversmiths.  At this time the partners were John Carrington, William Carrington Smith and George Bruford.  They were awarded the Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria and would go on to gain the warrants of Prince Albert, Edward VII and George V, as well as Nicholas I and II and Queen Alexandra of Russia.  In 1893 they created the beautiful Dorset bow brooch for Queen Mary and in 1911 they set the famous Cullinan diamonds numbers III and IV into a brooch/ pendant for her, a jewel now owned by the Queen who affectionately refers to them as ‘Granny’s chips’.

John Carrington became Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company in 1903 and retired from his business in 1906 leaving W.C. Smith to continue as sole remaining partner.  Carrington co-authored a book ‘The Plate of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ which was published shortly before his death in 1926.  The firm was converted into a limited liability company in 1922 and was eventually bought out by the firm Collingwood.

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For the rest of World £50.00
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