Fab 72pc English Sterling Silver Hanoverian Rattail Queen Anne Flatware Set
Presented is a fantastic 72 piece English sterling silver flatware set by Edward Barnard & Sons. This set dates to 1912. The set is done in a much older Hanoverian style. The forks have three tines, with a distinctive upward turn to the end of the handle. The spoons have a pronounced rat tail design on the back of the bowl, again with the upward turned handles. The knives have carbon steel blades in the New French style, with sterling silver pistol handles.
The set consists of:
The set is in great condition. There are no splits, no separations between the handles and the blades, no monograms, no monogram removals, and no repairs.
Each piece is hallmarked with the lion passant for sterling silver, the leopard's head for the city of London, the date letter r for 1912, and the maker's mark for Edward Barnard & Sons.
The set weighs 3421 grams or 120.7 regular ounces, not including the knives because of the steel blades. Our estimate for the total silver weight, including the knife handles, is 134.7 ounces, based on the silver weight from some knives we took apart and scrapped due to damage.