For sale, we present an exquisite 1977 12-place setting cutlery set in the timeless Kings Pattern, made by the renowned Sheffield silversmiths, William Yates Limited. This captivating collection is a testament to traditional British craftsmanship, radiating a regal elegance that has stood the test of time.
The set is housed in a sturdy MDF canteen adorned with a lush green felt interior, further adding to the overall charm and authenticity of the offering. The canteen has served its purpose well over the years, keeping the cutlery safe while developing its character. Some surface scratches on the canteen are noticeable, yet they remain consonant with its age and usage, telling a unique story of this piece’s history.
In addition, the set is enhanced with four versatile serving spoons to aid in any dining situation.
The pieces themselves are truly magnificent, showcasing the quality craftsmanship typical of William Yates Limited. Each utensil is forged from sterling silver, weighing a combined total of 5.2 kilos (1243g knives, 3996g other). The weight and substantial feel of the cutlery demonstrate their high quality, and each piece is clearly hallmarked, verifying its authenticity and the year of manufacture.
Despite its age, the silverware remains in excellent condition, with the intricacies of the Kings Pattern still clearly defined. The ornate design, coupled with the brilliant shine of the silver, ensures that this set will continue to impress guests at your dining table for many more years to come.
This vintage cutlery set is not only an investment in silver but a step towards owning a piece of Sheffield’s rich artisan history. It represents the perfect blend of aesthetics and function, promising a luxury dining experience that will last for generations.
Kindly note that due to the vintage nature of this set, there may be minor signs of wear and tear. However, this doesn’t detract from the overall charm but instead adds to its vintage appeal.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to add this exquisite set to your collection. It’s not just cutlery; it’s a piece of history.