Art Deco Silver Canteen of Cutlery for 12


Stock: 8655

Date: 1938

Maker: William Hutton

Country: England

A comprehensive set of sterling silver cutlery in a stylish walnut wood veneer box. 12 place settings. 73 pieces in...

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A comprehensive set of sterling silver cutlery in a stylish walnut wood veneer box. 12 place settings. 73 pieces in a stylish geometric pattern. Weight, excluding the 24 knives, 4877 grams, 156.8 troy ounces. Sheffield 1938 and 1941. Maker William Hutton and Sons, Sheffield. With a later set of matching silver handled dinner and dessert knives, Sheffield 1962, by John Turton.

Literature: 12 soup spoons, length 19.5 cms, 967 grams
12 tea spoons, length 13.5 cms, 283 grams
12 dinner forks, length 20 cms, 919 grams
12 dessert spoons, length 18 cms, 677 grams
12 dessert forks, length 18 cms, 591 grams
12 fish knives, length 21 cms, 654 grams
12 fish forks, length 17.5 cms, 537 grams
Ladle, length 30.5 cms, 249 grams

12 large knives, silver handles, length 23.5 cms, weight each including stainless steel blade 49 grams
12 dessert knives, silver handles, length 21 cms, weight each including stainless steel blade 44 grams


This useful set of flatware is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The wood box is in good order but the top has a little chipped veneer. The flatware is all matching, same maker, all Sheffield 1938 except the fish knives and forks and the ladle which are Sheffield 1941. The knives are Sheffield 1962 by John Turton (knives are often by a different maker), the silver handles are unfilled and therefore do not feel heavy in the hand. Each piece has a full set of English silver hallmarks. The replaced dessert knives are longer than the knife retainers inside the box so they move about a bit. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Maker Information

Maker: William Hutton

William Hutton, manufacturing silversmiths and platers, established in Birmingham in 1800, transferred to Sheffield in 1832. After Hutton's death the business continued under his son William Carr Hutton and his youngest son Herbert Hutton (senior, born 1843) as William Hutton & Son. William Carr Hutton died in 1865 and c. 1870 Herbert Hutton Sr. was joined by his brothers James Edward Hutton (b. 1839) and Robert (b. 1840) and the name changed to William Hutton & Sons. Their first London showroom opened in 1863, they acquired Rupert Favell & Co the London manufacturing silversmiths, and the firm became William Hutton & Sons Ltd. In 1902 they acquired Creswick & Co in 1902 and used their CROSS ARROWS mark. The firm also used the trade mark ANGLE PLATE The company closed in 1930 when it was absorbed by James Dixon & Sons Ltd.

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