When you dine at a table gleaming with silver, you are in fact experiencing an historic event.
Silver and crystal have added splendour to the world’s great occasions for more than three centuries.
Nothing else can set the scene for a banquet or an intimate dinner with such aplomb—which is why no head butler or maitre’d in charge of any fine dining, from a palace to a gourmet restaurant, would dream of setting the tables with anything but silver.
Not only is it elegant, but it can last for several lifetimes; equally importantly, it never becomes dated.
Flatware, as opposed to hollow-ware, was the name given to spoons and forks bought from the silversmith (they are different from cutlery, which were knives from a cutler).
Silver flatware first appeared in the late-17th century. By the 18th century the individual patterns had become defined, and they have remained almost unchanged ever since.
Bead can be traced back to the 1780s (it was known as Old English Bead when it retained the pip on the reverse side of the handle base).
It is again a simple pattern, but the silver beads which decorate each piece add a light touch that is tastefully decorative.
Our silver flatware is all English, of highest quality, in either solid silver, hallmarked in England, or English plated silver (35 microns).
Seven six-place settings (42 pieces).
For different quantities, please ask.
Also available in silver plate, code: CP17BS10
RRP £4,096 delivery excluded. CCUK £2,579