This set of sterling flatware by Towle Silversmiths in the 1895 Old Colonial pattern is quite nice and extensive. This comes in a nice wooden and LARGE canteen as shown in good condition with light scratching from use. There is nice brass handles on the side and finger pulls for the lower drawer. There is a lock but no key. The Towle pieces are as listed:
8- Old French Knives, 9 1/2", normal wear and scratches to the blade from use. Monogrammed. Good Condition. Slight Tarnish. Stainless Blade.... 8- Large Round Bowl Soup Spoons, 5 1/4", excellent condition, four with a monogram M and four with no monograms.... 18- Teaspoons, 5 5/8", very good to excellent condition, twelve with no monograms, six with B, a few with small corrosion spots.... 8- Dinner Forks, 7 1/2", very good with normal wear, no monograms.... 8- Salad Forks, 6 1/4", excellent condition, minor wear, all monogrammed with a fancy M.... 6- Seafood Cocktail Forks, 6 1/16", excellent condition, no monograms, also has a retailer mark of A.D. Norton. A.D. Norton was a retailer in Gloversville, NY formed c.1905, remained in business to the 60's.... 6- Flat Handled butter Knives, 5 3/4", excellent condition, no monograms.... 6- Orange Spoons, 5 3/4", excellent condition, all monogrammed with an ornate P.... 8- Oval Dessert or Soup Spoons, 7 1/8", excellent condition, no monograms.... 8- Demitasse Spoons, 4", excellent, almost new, no monograms.... 1- Hollow Handled Master Butter Knife, 6 3/4", excellent condition, no monograms, stainless steel blade.... 1- Two tined Butter Pick, 6 1/8", excellent condition, monogrammed with a fancy F.... 1- Cream Ladle, 6", gold wash, very good condition, wear to the high points on the gold wash on the underside, no monograms.... 1- Sugar Spoon, 5 7/8", gold wash, very good condition, slight wear to the high points on the bottom of the bowl, monogrammed MLP and '03.... 2- Flat Handled Master Butter Knives, 7 3/8", very good condition, light scratching to the blade form use, no monograms.... 1- Cheese Server, 7", excellent condition, no monograms, stainless steel blade.... 1- Gravy Ladle, 7 1/2", very good condition, light wear, no monograms....
1- Wooden Canteen, 21" wide, 15 3/4" deep, 8 1/4" tall. good condition, red felt lined, some wear. This is a large canteen.
87.76 ounces or 2,488 grams of sterling silver. Taking into account 1/2 ounce for the hollow handled pieces.
Note: Those that are monogrammed have a very small monograms as the space to monogram them is very small. If you care for additional photos, please email me. This is a great price!! All eighteen teaspoons are not shown in the canteen pictures as there was not enough room.