Service for 4 in this Oneida Tudor Plate 1946 Queen Bess pattern silverplate flatware set. Queen Bess was offered specially through General Mills for homemakers who used their products. The collected Betty Crocker coupons could be used to purchase pieces and build a set of this pretty floral pattern. General Mills claimed that 16,000 women helped to choose this pattern. They showed 24 different patterns to the women and this was the one they chose over all the others. Queen Bess was described as follows: "The floral pattern is simple enough to go with anything - modern or traditional - yet has grace and distinction".
The service for 4 people includes a total of 20 pieces which are as follows:
4 Modern Hollow Handled Knives 9-1/2" W Stainless Blades
4 Dinner Forks 7-1/2"
4 Salad or Dessert Forks 6-1/2"
4 Round Bowl Gumbo Soup Spoons 7"
4 Teaspoons 6"
The pieces (except the knives) are marked "Tudor Plate Oneida Community". This trademark guarantees that the principal forks and spoons are reinforced on the back at the greatest areas of wear with an extra layer of solid silver. The knives are marked "Stainless" on the blades.
CONDITION: This dinner set is excellent, beautiful condition. No Monograms. No dents or bends in the metal. Just the normal light fine surface scratching you would expect to find with a used but well cared for set. This set actually looks as if it has hardly been used at all. The pieces are super shiny and clean with no dullness of the finish and no plate wear. Gently hand polished and then hand washed and dried so it is ready to be given as a gift or for your own use.
Buy a flatware silverware chest with your order and save with combined discounted shipping. Chests are available separately.
Build your own set! I have many other pieces available in this pattern including serving pieces and extra place pieces including iced teas and butter spreaders. Last photo shows only some of what is available. Please inquire and I'll be happy to help you build a custom dream set for you or for a gift. I do have round bowl gumbo soup spoons available separately on Rubylane.
Price is for a basic service for 4 people (20 pieces).