GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces in Original Wooden Case
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces in Original Wooden Case
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces in Original Wooden Case
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces in Original Wooden Case
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces in Original Wooden Case
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces in Original Wooden Case
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces in Original Wooden Case
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces in Original Wooden Case
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces in Original Wooden Case
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces in Original Wooden Case
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces in Original Wooden Case
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces in Original Wooden Case
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces in Original Wooden Case
GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces in Original Wooden Case
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GERALD BENNEY for Viners, Sheffield. Sable Pattern. EXTENSIVE Canteen Set of 90 Pieces in Original Wooden Case

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This is a great set of vintage British Viners cutlery..

The set has a total of 90 pieces - and comes in its original wooden fitted box - with red fitted flock interior.

They are all nice and clean with no nasty scratches or condition issues. The box is nice and clean inside and the flock is undamaged. I don't think that they have been used too much - and would certainly look better with a slight run over with a wee bit of silver polish - but they are all clean and fine as they are!

This set was designed by Gerald Benney for Viners and the design is called Sable.

Not sure how many pieces might have been originally in the box - and if there are extras added - but there certainly are six complete place settings - and lots of extra pieces - there is a total of 90 pieces in total - and I am pricing these up at the low price of ONLY £2 a piece - so £180 and £15 for the wooden case - so a bargain price of £195.

Let me list what is in the case: 7 Shorter Table Knives (20.5 cm each); 9 Longer Table Knives (22.5 cm each in length_.
4 Rarer Large Serving Spoons with Round Shaped Bowls: Lenght of each is 22.5 cm.

9 Round Soup Spoons with Round Bowls. Length 18 cm each.

9 Dessert Spoons - more oval in shape. Length 18.5 cm

8 Fish Knives. 20 cm in length

17 Shorter Forks - Each 18 cm in length.

9 Longer Forks. Each 20 cm in length

7 wee sorbet or espresso soups - 10.5 cm in length

and finally 9 teaspoons: 12.5 cm in length.

The wooden box is in good vintage condition - and it measures 18 inches x 12 1/2 inches x 3 1/4 inches.

This is certainly a very stylish and original set of British mid-century modern cutlery - great classic minimalist design, great weight to each piece, and looks great for more formal dining in a modern / Brutalist interior.

The designer Adrian Gerald Sallis Benney (1930 - 2008) was a celebrated British goldsmith and silversmith. He was born in Hull, Yorkshire, and served as the Professor of Silversmithing and Jewellery at the Royal College of Art from 1974 - 1983. He was made a CBE in 1995. During a career spanning more than 50 years, he was the first British craftsman to hold four Royal Warrants simultaneously. His work has had a major impact on the survival of domestic silver in Britain.

In his early years, Benney was influenced by the purity and minimalism of Scandinavian design. From 1957 to 1969 he designed stainless steel cutlery for Viners. His most popular design was "Studio" and the design remains popular to this day.

Certainly one of Britain's most interesting 20th-century designers.

Sadly, due to the weight - these would have to be for UK postage only.

The box is very heavy... so this pushed up the postage costs a bit... the postal service will be Parcelforce48 with Royal Mail.