A Very Fine 6 Place Silver Canteen by Paul Storr


A superb 6 place silver canteen by Paul Storr. Double struck in the fiddle, thread & shell pattern with diamond and shell heel.

Most pieces engraved with crests or elegant scrolling initials to terminals. (see pictures for details)


Comprising: 6 table forks, 6 tablespoons, 6 table knives - 6 dessert forks, 6 dessert spoons, 6 dessert knives - 6 fruit knives & 6 teaspoons.

Hallmarked for London by Paul Storr, dated between 1812 - 1820.

Knives Hallmarked for Moses Brent, WE & Joseph Thredder.


All the pieces are in very good condition, of excellent gauge and wonderful patina. Some rubbing to the marks.

Complimenting this are 6 silver-handled table knives, 6 silver-handled dessert knives & 6 silver-handled and bladed fruit knives.


Paul Storr is considered the greatest silversmith of the 19th century, and as such his work is highly sought-after and therefore very rare to find. Well proportioned and superbly made, this canteen features as one of the earliest examples of a fiddle thread and shell pattern canteen. A delightful addition to any collection.

Originating in about 1810, the fiddle thread and shell pattern has proved a very popular fiddle pattern and it is still being produced today. Aside from the slight variations found from individual makers die-stamps, there are three design variants: the most common diamond heel; the quite scarce Union shell heel; the rare thread heel.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a superb 6 place setting canteen by Paul Storr - the most important silversmith of the 19th century.


6 place Canteen comprises

6 table forks - London (4) 1813, (2) 1820

Length: 20.5cm or 8"

Weight: 574g or 18.5ozT (20.25oz)

6 dessert forks - London (1) 1812, (1) 1813 & (4) 1814

Length: 16.5cm or 6.5"

Weight: 333g or 10.7ozT (11.7oz)

6 tablespoons - London (2) 1813, (4) 1814

Length: 21.5cm or 8.5"

Weight: 571g or 18.35ozT (20oz)

6 dessert spoons - London (5) 1813, (1) 1817

Length: 17.5cm or 7"

Weight: 298g or 9.5ozT (10.5oz)

6 teaspoons - London 1817 Paul Storr

Length: 14cm or 5.5"

Weight: 168g or 5.4ozT (5.9oz)


Total weight of weighable silver

1944g or 62.5ozT (68.5oz)


6 Table knives

London 1807 by Moses Brent

Length - 28cm or 11" (loaded silver handles)

Original steel blades marked 'Elliot'

6 Dessert knives

London circa 1820 by WE

Length - 22cm or 8.5" (loaded handles)

Replacement blades.

6 Fruit knives

Handles - London 1809 by Moses Brent

Blades - London 1813 by Joseph Thredder

Length - 22cm or 8.5" (loaded handles)


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