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.
The oldest pattern still in regular use today is Rattail.
Rattail dates from the early 1700s, although it was inspired by a much earlier era, that of the Romans.
That distinctive ‘rat tail’ rib which runs down the reverse of the spoon bowl is retained from Roman spoons, when the rib was a practical device, a simple tongue of metal by which the head was soldered on to the handle.
Rattail has remained popular all these years by virtue of its simplicity and ease of use.
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: CP19BS10
RRP £4,096 delivery excluded. £2,579 including delivery