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.