This is an unusual cased Art Nouveau Sterling Silver "teatime" set including Butter Knives, Teaspoons and Sugar Tongs all in a single case. The teaspoons and sugar tongs are Sterling Silver whilst the butter knives have Sterling Silver handles and steel blades. The Art Nouveau design is very elegant with a flower edge on the stems and handles and a floral motif on each end.The teaspoons are double struck with a thread and floral decoration on the underside of the stems. The set was made in Sheffield by C. Fletcher & Sons Ltd and dates to just before World War One in 1913. Condition on the spoons and tongs is very good with no dings or dents and only very minimal wear. The knife handles are generally good with just some minor wear and a couple of very tiny dings.
The knife blades are showing signs of wear but are still perfectly functional. The hallmarks on the teaspoons and tongs are on the underside of the bowl, whilst on the butter knives they are at the top of the handle just before the collar. They are clearer to read on the spoons and tongs than on the knife handles but those are also easily decipherable. The hallmarks are the lion passant for Sterling Silver, the crown assay mark for Sheffield, the gothic date letter "v" for 1913 and the C. F makers' mark for C.
W, Fletcher & Sons Ltd. The teaspoons are 11cm long, the tongs are 10.6cm long and the butter knives are 18cm long.All together they weigh (uncased) 253g but this does of course include the steel of the knife blades. The item "ART NOUVEAU STERLING SILVER TEA TIME CUTLERY SET, C. S'FIELD, 1913" is in sale since Thursday, July 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cutlery". The seller is "ir-antiques" and is located in Launceston. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Russian federation, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Bahrain, Brazil, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar, Uruguay, Viet nam.