Bacchanalian, Sterling Silver Gilt Flatware Set For 12. Very Rare Pattern. Complete Service
A Complete Dinner Service For 12 People With A Selection Of 16 Serving Pieces, In The Rare Bacchanalian Pattern.A Beautifully Hand Forged Pattern With Heavily Cast Classical Figures & Ornamentation To Front & Rear Of Each Piece. A Regency Pattern Designed By Thomas Stothard, The Artist & Painter, Who Designed Numerous Unique Silver Patterns For Rundel, Bridge & Rundel, Most Pieces Were Made by Paul Storr And His Succesors, And Were Usually Only Produced For Dessert Services. Stag Hunt, Fox Hunt, Boar Hunt & Mask Were Other Similar Patterns Designed By Stothard For The Silversmiths. Most Of These Patterns Were Made Exclusively For The Royal Collection.We Have Available For Sale A Custom, Hand Made, Hand Forged Set, Complete For 12 People In The Dinner Size. Made By CJ Vander & Commissioned By Langfords Silver Galleries In London In 1981 For A Wealthy American Client. Each piece with detailed scenes of the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus. The motif shows Bacchus, the Roman God of wine, riding a lion, whilst Diana looks on, with another figure asleep at her feet. The back of the spoons are also beautifully decorated, with a figural masque over a draped curtain, and tilted amphora of wine. Bunches of grapes and vine leaves complete the decoration.Set consists of 12 of each of the following:Dinner Knife 9.5", Dinner Fork 8.35", Round Bowl Soup Spoon 7", Salad/Dessert Fork 7.25", Dessert Spoon 7.25", Dessert/Cheese Knife 8.6", Butter Knife 6.35", Tea Spoon 5.8", Coffee Spoon 4.6".Serving pieces consist of:2 Piece Salad Servers 9", 2 Serving Spoons 8.85", 1 Serving Fork 8.75" & Spoon 8.6", 2 Gravy Ladles 6.5", 2 Master Butter/Pate Knives 6.5", Cheese/Bar Knife 8.25", 4 Salt/Pepper Spoons 4.125", 1 Mustard Spoon 4.45".This is an exceptional set, by an exceptional maker, in an exceptionally rare pattern, in excellent condition. Complete dinner service for 12 people. Total of 124 pieces.