Antique Silver Fiddle Pattern Cutlery / Flatware Service made in 1877-1930


A fine fiddle pattern flatware service for 12, with rare round bowl soup spoons and original knives (re-bladed).

Date 1877 - 1930
Made By Aldwinckle & Slater
Stock Number FA247x19
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1877 - 1930
Maker: Aldwinckle & Slater

A fine fiddle pattern flatware service for 12, with rare round bowl soup spoons and original knives (re-bladed) made in 1877 – 1891 by Aldwinckle & Slater of London (soup spoons, 1930 William Hutton and Sons of Sheffield).

Comprising: 12 round bowl soup spoons – 12 table forks – 12 dessert spoons – 12 dessert forks – 12 small spoons (six teaspoons and six coffee spoons) – 12 table knives and 12 dessert knives, plus 6 serving spoons.

This is a rare set, as original Victorian knives by the same maker are scarce (as indeed are round bowl soup spoons in the Fiddle pattern).

The original carbon steel – which would have been rusty – would have been replaced on the knives at the same time as when the round bowl soup spoons were added, and replaced, with rustless stainless steel. Stainless steel was first produced in 1913.

This fine hand forged flatware service is in superb condition and comprises in total 90 pieces.

Aldwinckle & Slater

The firm was established in 1838 when Henry Holland (Sr, born 1806) entered his first mark in London Goldsmiths’ Hall. Henry Holland entered in partnership with Thomas Frercks trading as Holland & Frercks at 13 Lower Smiths Street, Clerkenwell. Thomas Frercks retired in 1841 and Henry Holland (Sr.) continued the business on his own account.

His elder son Henry Holland (Jr. born 1830) obtained his freedom of the Goldsmiths’ Company in 1851 and entered in the business with his father changing the firm’s name to Henry Holland & Son.

In 1866, Henry Holland & Son bought the firm of Elizabeth Eaton & Son moving its premises to 16 Jewin Crescent, Aldersgate Street. Henry Holland (Sr.) retired from the business c. 1880 and a new mark was entered by John Aldwinckle and James Slater – the firm’s name being changed to Holland, Son & Slater.

In 1883, Henry Holland (Jr.) retired from the business and the firm was renamed Holland, Aldwinckle & Slater, with Slater’s sons, Alfred Thomas Slater and Walter Brindley Slater as additional partners. The firm developed its business purchasing Chawner & Co (occupying its premises at 18 Hosier Lane, Smithfield) in 1883 and Robert Hennell & Sons (86 Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square) in 1887. James Slater retired in 1884, leaving Alfred Thomas Slater and John Aldwinckle as senior partners. John Aldwinckle died in 1894 and Henry Arthur Holland (son of Henry Holland Jr.) became partner in the firm.

In c. 1922, the firm was bought by Francis Higgins & Son and transfered its premises to 9 Newman Street, Oxford Street, where Holland, Aldwinckle & Slater continued to operate under its own name until 1932.

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