Table Service, comprising 24 tablespoons, 24 table forks, 24 table knives, in 2 cases

English (London)
about 1750
Marked by Charles Frederick Kandler (active after 1735, died in 1778), Marked by Unidentified artist, CL


Dimensions

Overall (knives): 27.7 x 3.8 cm (10 7/8 x 1 1/2 in.) Weight (spoons): 72 oz 10 dwt (2266 g) Weight (forks): 73 oz (2274 g)

Accession Number

2001.71.1-74

Medium or Technique

Sterling silver, steel; cases: walnut, oilcloth

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Markings

The spoons struck on the backs of the bowls with hallmark (lion passant); ten also struck with maker's mark.

The forks struck on the back of the tines with hallmark (lion passant); nine also struck with maker's mark.

Eleven of the knives struck at the top of the handles with hallmark (lion passnat); two with traces of maker's mark.

The knife case mounts struck with hallmark (lion passant) and with maker's mark of CL (unidentified);t he spoon and fork case mounts struck with hallmark (lion passant); the lock plate and one handle plate with maker's mark of CL (unidentified).

All components and mounts also struck with Dutch mark of old work of Dutch origin 1853-1927 (an axe), and with post-1953 Dutch control marks.

Provenance

December 13, 1992, sold by an anonymous owner at Christie's, Amsterdam, lot 1054, where most probably bought by Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund