Circa 1959 English 96 piece sterling flatware service for 12 made by Edward Viner, silversmith located in Sheffield, in its original custom table. The company began as Viners Ltd in 1901 and specialized in cutlery, kitchenware, and flatware. Edward Viner first registered his mark in 1932. The company flourished and was eventually bought out by Oneida in 2000 for 25 million dollars.
The 96 pieces are in the kings pattern and all pieces are marked with the initials EV, the Sheffield city stamp, the lion passant sterling stamp, and the date marks for 1959 and 1960. The stainless steel knife blades are all marked “Viners Ltd made in Sheffield England” except the large knife. All pieces are in excellent condition with only very minimal wear from usage. The marks are clear on all pieces.
The table encasing the silver is all original and is custom designed to fit each piece. Both the upper section and the drawer have brass English locks and escutcheons. The heavy brass drawer handles are original. The bowfronted table is made of mahogany and is in the classic Georgian form. It measures 47”high when open, 31”high when closed. It is 31”wide and 19”deep at the center point.
Additional information, such as the size of individual pieces, is available on request.