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Top 5 Classic Arthur Price Cutlery Ranges

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Arthur Price cutlery has a long and established history of holding quality design and
craftsmanship above all else. The company was founded in Aston, near Birmingham,
on 3rd October 1902. Over a century of manufacturing has seen the companys
fortunes fluctuate.
The first company to make spoons and forks of chromium plate, the forerunner of
Stainless Steel, Arthur Price has always been committed to innovation. Through
resilience and pioneering spirit from the company for over 50 years, the overriding
aim to produce the finest quality cutlery paid off, making them the largest
manufacturer of Stainless Steel cutlery in the country by the 1950s.
Due to the companys expertise as quality English craftsmen, they achieved true
recognition in 1976 when they were commissioned to design and produce the cutlery
for Concorde. A cabin-sized silver-plated version of the Warwick pattern was chosen,
embossed with the prestigious C motif.
This only sparked off more recognition for the companys craftsmanship. Royal
Warrants of Appointment have been issued for centuries to those who supply goods or
services to a royal court or certain royal personages, so lending great prestige to the
supplier. Arthur Price is the proud holder of not one but two Royal Warrants, by
appointment to Her Majesty the Queen in her Jubilee year of 1977, and by
appointment to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in 1988.

Many people have chosen to become a part of the Arthur Price legacy and own their
own cutlery sets designed and manufactured by the proud British company. Here is a
run-down of the top 5 classic Arthur Price cutlery sets:

Dubarry Cutlery
A design from the start of the 19th century believed to be inspired by the work of
Thomas Chippendale.

Bead Cutlery
This charming French cutlery design is thought to represent a string or pearls. An
elegant design which features beads bordering the teardrop shaped handles which
have a raised two tier decorative centre. The design has rightly regained its former
popularity over recent years, and remains an attractive addition to any dining table.

The Kings Range
A flamboyant and traditional design is thought to have been introduced during the
reign of King George IV. Dating from around 1818, the Kings cutlery design is still
one of the most popular cutlery designs today. Kings cutlery patterns are heavily
influenced by the ornamentation and decor from the Regency period.

Rattail Cutlery
The oldest of the English cutlery designs, Rattail, which dates from around 1700 and
is still popular today. This traditional design has evolved from its hand forging history,
the central rat-tail rib that once provided extra strength and rigidity, has today been
incorporated as a design feature.

Guy Degrenne Cutlery
Sophisticated and cosmopolitan describe the exquisite styles within the Guy Degrenne
range.

								
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