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Rattail flatware cutlery set

Rattail flatware cutlery set

Xavier Britain

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Dating back to the 1600's, Rattail is the oldest English cutlery pattern.

It gets its name from the sleek 'tail' down the back of the spoon where two halves would have been soldered together in previous centuries.

Although Rattail is one of the oldest patterns of cutlery in existence, the design is simple and elegant and works wonderfully as part of a modern or traditional table setting. 

N.B. Canteen images show the Baguette pattern and are for canteen reference only.

7-piece place setting includes 1 x Table Knife, 1 x Dessert Knife, 1 x Table Fork, 1 x Dessert Fork, 1 x Soup Spoon, 1 x Dessert Spoon and 1 x Tea Spoon

The 24 piece set comprises 6 x Table Knives, 6 x Table Forks, 6 x Dessert Spoons and 6 x Tea Spoons and comes in our stunning Legacy Silverware box.

The 44 piece canteen comprises of 6 x 7 piece place settings plus 2 x Table/Serving Spoons. This also comes in a canteen of your choice (Light Oak or Dark Mahogany)

The 86 piece canteen comprises 12 x 7 piece place settings plus 2 serving spoons and also comes in a canteen of your choice (Light Oak or Dark Mahogany).

To shop stainless steel Rattail flatware click here.

To shop silver plated Rattail flatware click here.

Materials

Stainless Steel - Sheffield is the birthplace of Stainless Steel and in honour of this our Stainless Steel cutlery collection is hand made in our Sheffield cutlery factory using the finest 18/10 stainless steel.

Silver PlatedOur Silver plated collection is handmade in our Sheffield cutlery factory using the finest local materials and silver plated using a generous 20 micron coating of silver. Our Silver Plated collection is available in Flatware or Traditional styles.

Sterling Silver is also available. Please get in touch for further information. 

Personalisation

We can add an emblem or crest to knife blades via laser free of charge.

We can also stamp every handle of any piece with a bespoke crest for a small extra charge. Please call 07949503164 to discuss these services.

Delivery

Please bear in mind that each set of silver cutlery is made to order at an historic, family-run cutlery works in Sheffield, England.  Once you place your order, we will begin the production process and be in touch to let you know an estimated delivery date, which could take up to eight weeks. 

Materials

All Xavier Britain tableware is made from top grade English 'fine bone china'.

The ingredients used in making our ceramics, from the bone china body to the enamel colours and lithographs used in decoration, as well as the custom designed packaging are all sourced from and prepared by local suppliers in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Dishwashers & Care Guide

Fine bone china is one of the toughest ceramic materials on the market with high levels of calcium content.

Each item is dishwasher-safe, and will last for decades if not centuries.

Even items decorated with gold or hand-painted rims can be put in dishwashers. We do recommend using a cold or delicate setting to prevent tarnishing, however, as well as liquid detergent.

The only rule is that our china isn't put in a cupboard for special occasions. It's robust, resilient and ready to party!

Dimensions

We maintain consistent sizes across our collections to allow customers to mix-and-match.

Mug | 8.5cm / 380ml

Side plate | 16cm

Coupe pasta bowl | 20cm

Rimmed soup bowl | 23cm

Pudding plate | 23cm

Dinner plate | 27cm

Shipping & Returns

Items available to purchase on our website are in stock in London.

Most orders are fulfilled using DPD next day delivery within one working day.

If you would like to arrange free pick up or delivery in London please select this option at checkout.

Bespoke

All Xavier Britain items pieces can be customised with a coat of arms, monogram or artwork or made in any colour.

Contact charlotte@xavierbritain.com for assistance.

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Why fine bone china?

Fine bone china has been synonymous with luxury for centuries. With high levels of calcium content it is so thin it is translucent under the light, but also incredibly strong.

We believe it is the best material for tableware.

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