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Down the years this has been the most popular of English Patterns. It dates from around 1820 and was heavily influenced by the decor and ornamentation of the period.
Plainer patterns have been more in vogue in recent years but this pattern still has a strong following, particularly in Europe, the Middle East and North America.
Harley was designed in the 1930s. At first glance it is similar to Grecian. Harley is a little smaller and lighter in the hand. It is a simple and elegant design.
This pattern is also known as Old English Fiddle or Plain Fiddle. It is one of our oldest patterns, dating back to Georgian times. The forks have distinctive "wings" at the top of the handle. This pattern gets its name from the similarity between the handle and a violin's shape!
It is very well balanced and we have found that in recent years it's popularity is increasing.
Dating from early in the 19th century the design is thought to have been inspired by the baroque curves on the furniture of designer Thomas Chippendale. It is comfortable in the hand and has a timeless look.
Hester Bateman, a leading English silversmith, designed this pattern. The bead pattern catches the eye, particularly in artificial light. A simple design similar to Old English, it looks great on a white tablecloth!
French cutlery designs are quite distinctive and tend to feature larger, broader handles than seen on typical English designs. Sheffield cutlers were quick to adopt the latest continental fashions and Baguette is a good example of a characteristic French design.
|Old English Pip |
Old English "pip" is an 18th century design that has never gone out of fashion. The two half moons at the base of the forks and knives are repeated on the underneath of the spoons. This is because in the old days the spoons would have been placed bowl down when setting the table for a meal.
One of our top three sellers, along with Old English and Rattail
This is a variation of Old English "pip,"an 18th century design that has never gone out of fashion. The two half moons at the base of the forks are repeated on the underneath of the spoons. This is because in the old days the spoons would have been placed bowl down when setting the table for a meal.
The knife in this version is a plain "candle end" design, and is bigger in the hand than an Old English "pip" knife. The forks and spoons are identical.
One of our top three sellers, along with Rattail and Old English "pip."
This design goes back to Georgian times and gets its name from the "tail" that runs up the back of the fork and spoon. When high quality steel was very difficult to make the fork and spoon ends would be welded onto cheaper iron handles, and the rattail was originally the join between the two metals.
One of our top three sellers, along with Old English and Old English "pip."
Grecian was designed in Sheffield in 1929 with influence from the Art Deco period. It has angled edges to give a comfortable knife handle and the base of each piece has angled corners. A well crafted design that combines function and style.
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