Royal Husk (Kings Husk) Antique Sterling Silver Set For 18 People. By Chawner Circa 1840
Royal Husk / Kings Husk, Antique English, Sterling Silver, Flatware Set For 18 People, Complete With The Original Antique Silver Handled Knives. The Set Made By The Chawner Family Of Silversmiths London 1840. The Spoons & Forks By Mary Chawner And The Knives Were Made By Thomas Chawner. The Royal Husk Pattern, Is Also Referred To As Kings Husk or Husk Pattern.
The Set Is In Very Good Used Condition. 90 Pieces Total, Consisting Of:
18 Table Forks 8.25″
18 Table Knives 10.6″ (Stainless Blades)
18 Table Spoons 8.75″
18 Dessert / Salad Forks 6.75″
18 Dessert Spoons 7″
The knives, originally would have had steel blades but the blades have been replaced at some time with the more practical stainless blades.
The Spoons & Forks Weigh A Total Of 5510 Grams = 177 Troy oz = 194.25 Regular Ounces.
The Pattern Was Originally Designed By Paul Storr During The Reign Of George IV, And Dates From About 1820’s. The Outline Shape Is Based On The Kings Pattern, Decorated With A Husk Shell. We Will Be Listing More Of This Pattern, So Check Our Other Ebay Listings
CHAWNER & CO.Flatware-making is one of the sub specialties of silversmithing. In the 18th and 19th century the vast majority of spoons and forks were made by specialist “spoon makers” (knives were made by an entirely different tradesman called a cutler). The Chawner family was one of England’s dominant producers of silver flatware in the 19th century. William Chawner II began a seven year spoon-making apprenticeship with the prolific flatware makers William Eley and William Fearn in 1797. He became the third partner of this company in 1808. Seven years later, he set up Chawner & Co. which would become one of the largest producers of silver flatware through the 19th century. When Chawner died in 1834, his widow Mary Chawner registered her own marks and took over with her son-in-law George Adams. Chawner & Co were supplier to the retail houses of Hunt & Roskell, R.& S. Garrard & Co, Elkington & Co. Chawner & Co is renowned not only for quality but the breadth of patterns they offered. Their pattern book from the mid 19th century included 47 patterns, far more than was typical at the time. The company was eventually sold in 1883 to Holland, Aldwinckle & Slater.
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Royal Husk / Husk / Kings Husk
Mary Chawner & Thomas Chaner