This is the silver plated version of the classic Gerald Bennigan 'Chelsea' design of the 1960's. It is a very plain, undecorated design, relying on its curvaceous shape for its visual appeal, in common with so many modern designs.
This is a dark wood veneer canteen containing 8 settings of nine pieces each. It originally contained 82 pieces, but the coffee spoons have been lost,and there is one teaspoon missing. Also there is one soup spoon and one fish fork with damaged plating, which are not counted as two of the remaining 71 items.
Condition is very good except for the damaged items which are not counted, but the set has seen a fair amount of use over its approximately 50 year life. It could do with a good polish to bring it up to looking glorious again.
The items are: -
8 dinner knives 224 mm long
8 dessert knives 198 mm long
8 dinner forks (3-prong) 196 mm long
8 dessert forks (3-prong) 188 mm long
7 soup spoons 188 mm long
8 dessert spoons 198 mm long
7 teaspoons 124 mm long
8 fish knives 200 mm long
7 fish forks (4-prong) 185 mm long
2 serving spoons
I am offering it either as the whole lot for £70, a bit less than £1 per piece, or individually at £2 per item, about half ebay prices.
Buyer collects, or it can be sent by carrier at cost.