Property from the family of Thomas Hope
A William IV extensive silver and silver-gilt Fiddle and Thread pattern table service of flatware, contained in a travelling canteen box,
by Mary Chawner, London 1836,
all crested, comprising : seventy two table forks, sixty table spoons, thirty six silver-gilt dessert forks, thirty six silver-gilt dessert spoons, twenty four silver-gilt teaspoons, twenty-four silver-gilt dessert knives, with silver-gilt blades, twelve silver-gilt dessert knives, with steel blades, (marks indistinct, lion passant only), six silver-gilt fruit serving spoons, with shell bowls, two silver-gilt dessert spades, eight silver-gilt salt spoons, two cream ladles, two silver-gilt sifter spoons, six egg spoons, with silver-gilt bowls, one mustard spoon, two fish slices, with pierced blades, a pair of asparagus tongs, a salad spoon and fork, two soup ladles, six basting spoons (one by William Chawner, London 1813), two smaller serving spoons, four sauce ladles, a stilton scoop, two pairs of sugar tongs, a silver-gilt marrow scoop, fifty seven Thread edge table knives, with steel blades, four carving knives, twenty three apparently unmarked silver-gilt Thread and Shell pattern dessert knives, with French steel blades, twelve French oyster forks, Twelve French meat skewers, one French salt spoon, other items include six King's pattern dessert fork, by Richard Pearce, London 1824, six teaspoons, by Richard Pearce, London 1819, and a plated chop handle, weight excluding knives 684oz.
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