Up to a service for 12 available in this beautiful vintage Oneida Community Plate Coronation silverplate flatware pattern. This is a highly collectible pierced pattern introduced by Oneida Community in 1936 and you can see the Art Deco influence in the design of the handles. There are ridges running down the length of each handle which end at a pierced floral section just before the smooth, squared off end. The leafy scroll and flower design matches the design on the corresponding china and holloware pieces which were made to match!
This is an unusual grille or viande set which has the viande knives and forks. Viande knives are a little shorter than the regular sized and have shorter blades while the forks have longer handles and shorter tine sections. The rest of the pieces are the regular size. If you are matching up to an existing set, you should know that there were many different sizes made in all of the pieces (except teaspoons). I would be happy to help match up your set!
There is up to a complete service for 12 available but we are offering the sets in services of 4, so you can choose if you would like a service for 4, 8, or 12 . Just pick the quantity desired (you can see at the upper right above the 'add to cart' button how many services for 4 are available). Each service for 4 people (4 place settings) includes a total of 20 pieces which are as follows:
4 Hollow Handle Grille/Viande Style Dinner Knives 8-1/2" with Modern Stainless Blades
4 Grille/Viande Style Dinner Forks 7-1/2"
4 Salad or Dessert Forks 6-3/8" (shorter version)
4 Oval Soup Spoons 7-1/4"
4 Teaspoons 6-1/8"
Pieces are marked "Community" or "Community Plate" except the knives which are marked "Stainless" on the blades. If you look close, on the heels of the spoons, you can see the extra circle of applied silver for added durability.
I have another Coronation viande set up for sale that has the french bladed knives and round soup spoons if you prefer that style. I also have a traditional style dinner set listed separately.
HISTORY OF THE PATTERN:
The Coronation pattern was introduced to commemorate the crowning of King Edward VIII in England (which never did happen). The flatware was also marketed in Canada and Great Britain, where it is known by the name Hampton Court.
These old patterns are getting more and more difficult to find in sets and will only become rarer as time goes on.
Build your own set! Shown in the last photo are some of the pieces that may still be available. Please inquire for availability and I'll be happy to help you build a custom dream set for you or for a gift. Additional pieces ship for free.
Buy a flatware silverware chest with your order and save with combined discounted shipping. Chests are available separately.
CONDITION: This dinner set is in overall very good condition! The pieces look beautiful on the table but I would not rate it as excellent only because you will find some minor issues on some of the pieces such as surface scratches, light knife blade scratches and tiny knife handle nicks. Overall, it just doesn't quite meet my high standard of excellence (my excellent grade is really close to minty) although many pieces are excellent. You can be assured that there is no plate loss on any of the pieces, no heel wear, no roughness, and no pitting. No monograms. This set has the normal fine surface scratching/scuffing you would expect with a used set. I am quite picky with my condition ratings so please be assured that the set looks lovely on the table! Gently hand polished and then hand washed and dried so it is ready to be given as a gift or for your own use.
Price is for each basic service for 4 (20 pieces). If you want a service for 8, choose quantity 2; if you want a service for 12 people, choose quantity 3, etc.