A Victorian silver Queens pattern part canteen by Mary Chawner

Upon her husband and renowned silversmith William Chawner II death in 1834, Mary Chawner, along with her daughters husband George Adams, took charge of her husband’s successful silver flatware business, Chawner & Co. The daughter, sister and wife of renowned silversmiths, Mary had been brought up learning the art of silver making and in particular, silver flatware production.


Chawner & Co, under the ownership of Mary Chawner and George Adams, maintained its stance as the most dominant force in silver flatware production throughout the 19th Century. Mary, in her own right, became a well skilled silver flatware maker and today, her pieces command high prices yet represent great value due to their ultimate collectability.


This early Victorian silver, Queens Pattern, part canteen is a sensational example of Mary Chawner’s finest work and has an estimate of £4,000 - £6,000.

Victorian silver Queens pattern part canteen
Lot 293

An early Victorian silver Queens pattern part canteen by Mary Chawner, with a palmette motif to heel, comprising eighteen dessert spoons, twelve table spoons, eighteen table forks, eighteen dessert forks, twenty three teaspoons, five salt spoons, two gravy spoons, four ladles, a caddy spoon, a pair of sugar nips and a fish slice. Hallmarked Mary Chawner London 1838 and 1839.

£4,000 - £6,000

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