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six George III Hourglass dessert spoons London 1829 Benjamin Durban William Theobalds

Six George IV Hourglass pattern dessertspoons, by William Theobalds London 1829, crested for Sir Benjamin D'Urban (1777-1849) .
Price: £495.00

Sir Benjamin D'urban (1777-1849) was a career soldier who joined the 2nd Dragoon Guards as a cornet in 1793. He made rapid progress through the army and distinguished himself in the Penninsular War (1807-1814). During this conflict, during which he served in almost all of the major actions and requested no leave, he was seconded to the Portuguese army and served as Quartermaster General and Chief-of-Staff to General Beresford. By 1812 Brigadier-General D'Urban was in command of the Portuguese Cavalry Brigade at the Battle of Salamanca. He came home laden with honours from Britain- Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, Knight Commander of the Royal Guelphic Order, the Army Gold Cross with five clasps- and he received the prestigious Order of the Tower and the Sword from Portugal.

In 1819 D'Urban was appointed Governor of Antigua and in 1824 of Demerera-Essequibo. When this territory was merged with that of Berbice to form British Guiana, an action spearheaded by Durban, he remained as Governor of British Guiana until 1833. In 1834 D'Urban was further promoted to the Governorship of the Cape of Good Hope, a post he held in conjuction with that of Commander in Chief there. It was during his tenure that the Dutch settlers migrated from their lands in what became known as 'the Great Trek' and he also had to contend with the Cape Frontier Wars of 1833-1834. Other actions undertaken by his administration were the abolition of slavery under his jurisdiction and the consolidation of British influence in Natal.

When, in 1835, a new city was planned in Natal the settlement was named after D'Urban and retains that name (Durban) today.

 

7986
dessert spoons Eight Old English dessert spoons, by Samuel Eaton London 1762, crested with a pineapple for Perryn/Perrin.
Price: £450.00
Old English pattern flatware is not normally found before 1770. The earliest reported mention of 'turn-down flatware' is thought to be in the early 1760s.
5468
dessert spoons A set of six Britannia standard feather-edge dessert spoons, by Charles Boyton London 1893, crested with a demi griffin.
Price: £425.00
5281
12 George IV small dessert large tea spoons Glasgow 1827 David McDonald 1827 Sharpe A George IV set of twelve Old English pattern small dessert or large teaspoons, by David MacDonald Glasgow 1827, crested for Sharp(e).
Price:SOLD
8142
5 dessert spoons

Five fiddle, thread and shell dessertspoons, London 1885 by Aldwinckle and Slater, crested with a demi griffin.
Price: £340.00

 

3511
George III Old English dessertspoon silver gilt London 1762 Paul Callard Duke  Chandos Buckingham Stowe

A George III silver-gilt Old English pattern dessertspoon, by Paul Callard London 1762, crested for James, 2nd Duke of Chandos (1708-1771) and his grandson-in-law Richard , 1st Marquess of Buckingham and later 1st Duke of Buckingham and Chandos (1776-1839).
Price:SOLD

This spoon was originally purchased by Henry Brydges, 2nd Duke of Chandos (1708-1771) who was described by George II as "a hot headed, passionate, half-witted coxcomb". Chandos inherited an estate deeply in debt due to the losses the family had suffered in the falling stock market of the 'South Sea Bubble'. As a result the family's home, Cannons Place in Middlesex, which had only been completed in 1724 at a cost of £200,000. had to be demolished in 1747. The resulting architectural elements and stonework were sold as building materials and the site is now occupied by North London Collegiate School.

Chandos married three times- firstly to Lady Anne Bruce, daughter of the Earl of Ailesbury, and thirdly to Elizabeth Major, daughter of Sir John Major, Baronet. His second marriage, however, was less conventional. In 1744 he married Anne Wells who had been a chambermaid in Newbury. They met when she was being sold by her then husband in the yard of the Pelican Inn at Newbury where Chandos was staying. Chandos, taken with her beauty, bought her and subsequently married her (following the death of her first husband).

The second crest on this spoon is that of Richard Temple-Nugent-Grenville (1776-1839), 1st Marquess of Buckingham and later 1st Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, who married the 2nd Duke of Chandos' granddaughter and heiress in 1796. Buckingham was part of the Grenville political dynasty (his grandfather serving as Prime Minister from 1763-1765, his cousin held the same office from 1783-1806 and his uncle from 1806-1807). He inherited all of the remaining Chandos estates and property, including this spoon through his wife and many other estates from his many relations. As the crest on the reverse of this spoon is underneath the gilding and accompanied by a Marquesses' coronet both the engraving of that crest and the gilding must have happened between 1813, when Buckingham inherited his Marquessate, and 1822 when he received his Dukedom.

However the wealth was short lived as nine years after Buckingham's death his son went bankrupt, with debts totalling over 1 million pounds, and the contents of the great house at Stowe (now the site of Stowe School) were sold by Christie's in 1848. This spoon appears to have been sold to Mr. Wells as part of lot 285, 286 or 287 of the seventeenth day of the sale- each lot contained 'Twelve plain [silver gilt] dessert spoons' (Wells bought all three lots).

 

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7441
dessert spoon

An Admiralty pattern dessertspoon with die cast crowned anchor, by Hunt and Roskell London 1865.
Price: £275.00

3 spoons available

5553
dessert spoons Six Old English pattern dessert spoons, by John Shiels Dublin 1802, crested with an elephant's head .
Price: £265.00
6225
George I Hanoverian puddingspoon London 1723 John Hopkins A George I Hanoverian pattern pudding spoon, by John Hopkins London 1723, engraved with a monogram.
Price:SOLD
7533z
George V Feather-edge neptune top dessert spoon fork London1913 1914 Goldsmiths Silversmiths

A George V 'Feather-edge Neptune top' pattern dessert spoon and fork made in London in 1913 (fork) and 1914 (spoon) by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company.
Price: £225.00

On pages 88-90 of his Silver flatware (1983) Ian Pickford comments that Hanoverian 'Feather-edge Neptune Top' is 'a pattern inspired by mid-eighteenth century decorated Hanoverian. It bears the [design number] 200,844 registered in 1892'. A spoon of 1905, is illustrated on page 89.

2 pairs available

 


8474z
dessert spoon

A Celtic-point dessert spoon with wrigglework border, by Carden Terry of Cork circa 1790, crested for Sweet or Swete.
Price: £225.00
Branches of the Swete family held several estates in Counties Cork and Galway in the eighteenth century. However the main branch of the family appears to have been based at Greenville (formerly Kilglass), County Cork.

(6 spoons available)

5406
George I Hanoverian rattail dessertspoon London 1719 Andrew Archer

A George I Hanoverian dessertspoon with rat-tail made in London in 1719 by Andrew Archer, initialled {S}

Price: £220.00

5 spoons available

 


8638
Victorian Admiralty pattern dessertspoon London 1840 William Theobalds

An Admiralty pattern dessert spoon with die-cast crowned anchor crest, by William Theobalds London 1840 .
Price:SOLD

Admiralty pattern (Old English pattern with the die-cast crest of the Royal Navy) is rare and was supplied exclusively to the officers and wardrooms of Royal Navy ships and to the Admiralty from the late 1830s (the earliest recorded pieces are teaspoons of 1838. It seems to have been discontinued by the outbreak of the World War One. Each piece also carries the Broad Arrow mark to denote official issue.

7494
Victorian Christening set London 1848 George Adams

A Victorian three piece christening set of unknown pattern, by George Adams London 1848, crested with a heraldic tiger.
Price: £195.00

This is likely to be the 'Rope-edge pattern' listed among the 'Childrens dies' in an internal Chawner and Company document of the late 19th century.

8107
6 George VI grapefruit or ice cream spoons Sheffield 1940 Roberts and Belk Six George VI grapefruit or ice-cream spoons, by Roberts and Belk Sheffield 1940 (also struck with the Roberts and Belk trademark of an oil lamp), initialled {S} .
Price: £195.00
7221
Silver-gilt Fiddle Thread and Shell dessert spoon fork London circa 1775 George Smith

A George III silver-gilt fiddle thread dessert fork and spoon, by George Smith (III) London circa 1775-1780, crested for ELLIS
Price:SOLD

These unusually early examples of fiddle, thread and shell carry two different GS maker's marks (the spoons with the GS in script registered by George Smith in 1774 and the forks with GS in capitals that is believed to appear in the mark registers missing from Goldsmiths' Hall). The appearance of these two marks on different parts of a flatware service using identical dies indicates that the GS mark in capitals was a second mark used by George Smith III (possibly registered between the end of his partnership with Thomas Evans in 1772 and the beginning of the new largeworkers register in 1773).

6851
Christening set A three-piece christening set with pressed foliate handles, Birmingham 1823 by Joseph Taylor.
Price: £195.00
3724
Scandinavian spoon A Scandinavian spoon with pear shaped bowl, flat stem and engraved flower; unmarked circa 1750, the back of the bowl engraved in the customary manner with initials {PRS} {ABD}.
Price: £190.00
1903
Victorian dessert spoon fork proto Cambridge pattern London 1838 William Eaton

A Victorian dessertspoon and dessert fork of unknown pattern (perhaps a variant of Cambridge pattern) made in London in 1838 by William Eaton, crested with an arm in armour holding a baton.
Price: £175.00

This pattern does was not noted by Ian Pickford in his Silver flatware (1983) but was written about by John Rogers in The Finial Volume 28/06 in July/August 2018.


8467z
George III Bead dessert spoon cast cup cartouche London 1779 Thomas Tookey A George III Old English pattern dessert spoon with beaded borders and a die cast two handled cup as the cartouche, by Thomas Tookey London 1779 .
Price: £175.00
7682
dessert spoon A Hanoverian scrollback dessertspoon, London 1772 by WP (perhaps William Portal).
Price: £175.00
4204
Silver-gilt Old English Thread dessert knife and fork Dublin 1793/1797 Earl of Bandon

A George III silver-gilt Old English thread dessert spoon and fork, made in Dublin the spoon 1793, the fork 1797, engraved with the crest of the 1st Earl of Bandon (1755-1830).
Price:SOLD

Francis Bernard of Castle Bernard, near Bandon in County Cork was created Baron Bandon in 1793, Viscount Bernard in 1795 and Earl of Bandon in 1800. He sat in the Westminster Parliament from 1801-1830 as one of the original Irish representative peers.

7007
dessert spoon and fork A dessert spoon and fork in an unrecorded pattern with neoclassical inspiration, by George Adams London 1872 and 1874.
Price: £165.00
4813
dessert spoons A pair of Hanoverian dessert spoons made in London in 1747, crested with a demi lion .
Price: £160.00
 
5870
dessert spoons

Two fiddle, thread and shell pattern dessertspoons, London 1894 by Slater, Slater and Holland crested with a demi griffin.
Price: £155.00

3514
George III Fiddle pattern dessert spoon Paul Storr London 1813 A George III Fiddle pattern dessertspoon with unusually pronounced heel, by Paul Storr London 1813, crested with a unicorn's head .
Price: £145.00
7390
George III Fiddle pattern dessertspoon Edinburgh 1799 Robert Wilson Duke of York's Own Light Infantry

A George III Fiddle pattern dessertspoon made in Edinburgh in 1799 by Robert Wilson (of Canongate), engraved with the badge of the Duke of York's Own Light Dragoons.

Price: £130.00

The 28th, or Duke of York's Own Light Dragoons was raised in 1795 to counter the threat of the French Revolutionary government and was disbanded in 1802 following the declaration of peace between the two nations heralded by the Treaty of Amiens. Although this peace lasted for only one year, the regiment was not reformed when hostilities restarted.

 


8676
dessert spoon A Hanoverian pattern dessert spoon hallmarked on the front, by Walter Tweedie London 1778, crested with a lion rampant.
Price:SOLD
6143
Victorian Canova pattern dessertspoon London 1863 George Adams

A Victorian Canova pattern dessertspoon, by George Adams London 1863, engraved {JACOB} on the cartouche .
Price:SOLD
Canova pattern was introduced by Chawner and Company in about 1850 and was exhibited at the Great Exhibition, the following year. The design of the pattern incorporates designs based on sculptures by Antonio Canova (1757-1822).

7247
George III double struck wrigglework dessertspoon London c. 1780 Crossley Sumner crest Co(o)ke

A George III Old English pattern dessertspoon with wrigglework engraving on both sides of the stem, by William Sumner and Richard Crossley London 1775-1781, crested with an ostrich on a chapeau for Co(o)ke .
Price: £125.00

3 spoons available

7685
Victorian Plantagenet pattern dessertspoon London 1875 George Adams

A Victorian Plantagenet pattern dessertspoon made in London in 1875 by George Adams, initialled {HIB}.
Price: £120.00

On page 135 of his Silver flatware (1983) Ian Pickford comments that Plantagenet is 'a very rare mid nineteeenth century pattern which appears in the Chawner and Co. pattern book. Odd examples may be found. building a service would be extremely difficult'. A fork of 1875, from the same service as these spoons, is illustrated on page 134.

3 spoons available


8469z
Feather edge spoon hook back pierced bowl London 1907 Francis Higgins olives pickles An Edward VII feather-edge dessertspoon with an integral hook on the back and single hole pierced in the bowl (probably for olives or pickled onions), by Francis Higgins London 1907 .
Price: £120.00
6914
dessert spoon A fancy-back Hanoverian dessert spoon, by Ebenezer Coker London 1749, initialled {BIM}.
Price: £120.00
5256
George III silver-gilt Feather edge dessertspoon London circa 1770 by William Fearn

A George III Silver-gilt Old English pattern dessertspoon with Feather-edge borders made in London circa 1770 by William Chawner.
Price: £115.00

 


8452
George IV Agate handled dessertspoon Birmingham 1823 Joseph Taylor A George IV dessertspoon with agate handle, by Joseph Taylor Birmingham 1823 .
Price: £115.00
7830z
2 dessert spoons A pair of fiddle pattern dessert spoons, by James Barber, George Cattle and William North York 1827, crested with a demi-lion rampant holding a flag, Azure on which a cross Or.
Price: £110.00
5097z
dessert spoon A Hanoverian dessertspoon, London 1731 possibly by Caleb Hill, initialled {EG}.
Price: £110.00
4694
George II Hanoverian dessertspoon London 1751 Richard Pargetter

A George II Hanoverian pattern dessertspoon made in London in 1751 by Richard Pargetter, crested with a pike's head.

Price: £95.00

 


8595
George III Hanoverian pattern dessertspoon London 1770 William Fearn

A George III Hanoverian pattern dessertspoon made in London circa 1770 by William Fearn, crested with a stag's head erased ducally gorged.
Price: £95.00

 


8453
Victorian Hanoverian dessertspoon Chased London 1860 George Adams

A Victorian Hanoverian pattern dessertspoon with chased decoration made in London in 1860 by George Adams.
Price: £95.00

This pattern does not appear in the extant Chawner pattern books and was not noted by Ian Pickford in his Silver flatware (1983).

2 spoons available

 


8465z
George III Hanoverian dessertspoon Dublin 1792 Michael Keating Marquess of Headfort

A George III Hanoverian dessertspoon, by Michael Keating Dublin 1792, crested for Thomas Taylour (1757-1829), Viscount Headfort (he was 2nd Earl Bective from 1795 and 1st Marquess of Headfort from 1800) .
Price: £95.00

Thomas Taylour was born in 1757 as the son of Sir Thomas Taylour, 4th Baronet (future 1st Baron and Viscount Headfort and Earl of Bective). From 1766 to 1795 he was styled Viscount Headfort (the title formerly used by his father between 1762 and 1766) and followed his father to Trinity College Dublin and into the Irish Parliament for Kells (1776-1790). He then changed seat and represented Longford from 1790-1794, served as Sherriff of Meath from 1786 and also as Governor of the same County. From 1801 Taylour, who had been 2nd Earl of Bective from 1795 and 1st Marquess of Headfort from 1800, was one of the original representative peers sent to London when the Irish parliament was united with that in London. In 1806 Taylour was made a member of the Order of St. Patrick, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1808 and a Lord of the Bedchamber to George III from 1812 to 1820. In 1778 he had married Mary Quin, daughter of George Quin of Quinsborough (d. 1842) but in 1803 eloped with the wife of the Reverend C. D. Massy and lost a law suit for Criminal Conversation (adultery) and £10,000 (approximately 5 million pounds in 2016) damages to her husband (who was represented by noted jurist John Philpot Curran).

 

8089
dessert spoon A Hanoverian dessertspoon, by Edward Bennett London 1747, crested with a male head and shoulders.
Price: £95.00
5395
China Trade Fiddle Thread and Shell dessertspoon Canton c. 1830 Yat Shing An Emperor Daoguang Fiddle Thread and Shell pattern dessertspoon, by Yat Shing of Canton circa 1830 (additionally struck with a Dutch import mark for unhallmarked or foreign goods between 1813-1893), crested with a bird on a coronet.
Price: £85.00
8108
William IV Fiddle pattern dessertspoon rat-tail Dublin 1834 Power Twycross Cavan Grand Jury

A William IV Fiddle pattern dessertspoon with rat-tail, by Edward Power (retailed by Twycross) Dublin 1835, engraved {Cavan Grand Jury} .
Price: £85.00

County Cavan, an area once forming part of the Kingdom of Breifnie, came under Norman influence from the late 12th century and since the early 17th century has been part of Ulster.

A Grand Jury is a group of citizens empowered by law to conduct legal proceedings, investigate potential criminal conduct, and determine whether criminal charges should be brought. A Grand Jury is separate from the courts, which do not preside over its functioning. In Ireland Grand Juries were active from the mediaeval period onwards and mainly functioned as local government authorities at the county level (the jurors were usually drawn from the larger landowners and appointed by their peers).

From 1691 to 1793 Roman Catholics in Ireland were excluded from membership of a Grand Jury, irrespective of wealth, and from in 1840 the Municipal Corporations Act (Ireland) weakened the power of the traditional membership. When the Local Government Act (Ireland) was passed in 1898 and saw the creation of democratically elected County Councils these took over many of the former functions of the Grand Juries. They were discontinued in Southern Ireland in 1922 and Northern Ireland in 1969.

7849z
William IV Fiddle pattern dessertspoon rat-tail Dublin 1834 Power Twycross Cavan Grand Jury

A William IV Fiddle pattern dessertspoon with rat-tail, by Edward Power (retailed by Twycross) Dublin 1834, engraved {Cavan Grand Jury} .
Price: £85.00

County Cavan, an area once forming part of the Kingdom of Breifnie, came under Norman influence from the late 12th century and since the early 17th century has been part of Ulster.

A Grand Jury is a group of citizens empowered by law to conduct legal proceedings, investigate potential criminal conduct, and determine whether criminal charges should be brought. A Grand Jury is separate from the courts, which do not preside over its functioning. In Ireland Grand Juries were active from the mediaeval period onwards and mainly functioned as local government authorities at the county level (the jurors were usually drawn from the larger landowners and appointed by their peers).

From 1691 to 1793 Roman Catholics in Ireland were excluded from membership of a Grand Jury, irrespective of wealth, and from in 1840 the Municipal Corporations Act (Ireland) weakened the power of the traditional membership. When the Local Government Act (Ireland) was passed in 1898 and saw the creation of democratically elected County Councils these took over many of the former functions of the Grand Juries. They were discontinued in Southern Ireland in 1922 and Northern Ireland in 1969.

7848z
George III Hanoverian dessertspoon William Tant London 1759 A George III Hanoverian dessertspoon, by William Tant London 1759 .
Price: £85.00
7169
dessert spoon

An Old English dessertspoon, by Christopher Fly Woods and Thomas Filkin of London (active 1770-1775), initialled {S} .
Price: £85.00

When Judith Callard, widow of spoonmaker Paul Callard, retired from business around 1772, the business begun by her husband was continued by her son-in-law and her husband's former apprentice, Christopher Fly Woods and his business partner Thomas Filkin.

6464
Hanoverian dessert spoon A Hanoverian dessertspoon, by Thomas and William Chawner London 1769 .
Price: £85.00
6400
dessert spoon A dessert spoon of unrecorded pattern, by Mary Chawner London 1837, crested with a shell.
Price: £85.00
       
5016
dessert spoon A fiddle-thread dessert spoon, by George Smith London 1779, crested with an eagle displayed.
Price: £78.00
4532
George III Silver-gilt Fiddle Thread Shell dessertspoon London 1814 Ekley Fearn Chawner A George III silver-gilt fiddle, thread and shell dessertspoon, by William Eley, William Fearn and William Chawner London 1814, engraved on the front with an armorial argent a lion rampant and, on the reverse, the initials {PM} .
Price:SOLD
6918
Victorian dessertspoon unknown pattern Birmingham 1859 John Gilbert

A Victorian dessertspoon of unknown pattern with engraved bowl made in Birmingham in 1859 by John Gilbert, initialled {GJN}.
Price: £75.00

 


8468z
Early Old English dessertspoon London 1762 Samuel Eaton

An Old English pattern dessert spoon, by Samuel Eaton London 1762, crested with a pineapple for PERRYN/PERRIN .
Price: £75.00

This spoon once formed part of a larger set, eight of which can be seen as stock number 5468 at the top of this page.

6865
dessert spoon A Hanoverian dessertspoon, probably by William Tant, London 1765, engraved with complex monogram.
Price: £75.00
4354
dessert spoon A dessertspoon with unusual brightcutting and cartouche made in London in 1784 (pre-duty) by William Chawner. The reverse is initialled {INM}.
Price: £70.00
4090b
Victorian Old English beaded dessert spoon London 1854 Aldwinckle and Slater

A Victorian Old English pattern dessertspoon with beaded decoration made in London in 1854 by Aldwinckle and Slater, crested with a demi figure holding a dagger and scales.
Price: £68.00

 


8410
George III Old English pattern dessertspoon Edinburgh 1791 Robert Gray (of Glasgow) A George III Old English pattern dessertspoon, by Robert Gray (of Glasgow) Edinburgh 1791, initialled {JH} .
Price: £68.00
7895z
Celtic point dessert spoon Dublin 1803 John Smyth A George III Celtic point dessertspoon, by John Smyth Dublin 1803, crested with a pelican in its piety (on a nest with young) .
Price: £65.00
7620
dessert spoon

An Old English dessertspoon, by John Lambe 1779, engraved with the arms of Lucy Grey (neé Danvers) .
Price: £65.00

 The arms on these dessertspoons are those of Grey impaling Danvers. In 1748 the Hon. John Grey (c. 1728-1777), younger son of the 3rd Earl of Stamford, married Lucy Danvers, daughter of Sir Joseph Danvers 1st Baronet of Swithland. Hon. John Grey was MP for Bridgnorth (1754-1768) and Tregony (1768-1774) and served as Clerk of the Board of Green Cloth from 1754-1777.

6324
dessert spoon A brightcut dessertspoon, by Charles Hougham London 1790, initialled {JW JB}.
Price: £65.00
4936
dessert spoon An Old English dessertspoon, London 1770, crested with a bird on top of a tower.
Price: £65.00
3407
George III Old English dessertspoon London 1800 Thomas Wallis

A George III Old English pattern dessertspoon by Thomas Wallis London 1800, initialled {EC}.
Price: £60.00

8173
George III Old English pattern dessertspoon London 1781-1784 Stephen Adams

A George III Old English pattern dessertspoon, by Stephen Adams London c. 1785 , initialled {WEM} .
Price: £60.00

This dessertspoon can be dated to after 1781, when the marks were moved to the top of the stem. It is interesting to note that the workman in the assay office left the space for the full stub including the date letter (and the duty mark if the spoon was manufactured post 1784) but appears to have applied the part stub in error.

8011
Old English dessertspoon London 1789 Smith and Fearn

An Old English dessertspoon, by George Smith and William Fearn London 1789, crested with 3 stalks of wheat- possibly for Scott-Moncrieff .
Price: £60.00
2 spoons available

6813
dessertspoon 1778 Eley and Pierrepoint

An Old English dessertspoon, by William Eley and George Pierrepoint London 1777, initialled {MAC} .
Price: £55.00

William Eley and George Pierrepoint were only in partnership for a short time — between 11th November 1777 and 3rd November 1778 (when William Eley registered a new mark on his own).

6751
dessert spoon

A fiddle pattern dessert spoon, by James Barber George Cattle and William North, York 1827, crested with a demi-lion rampant holding a flag, azure, on which a cross Or.
Price: £55.00


5098z
dessert spoon An engraved fiddle pattern dessert spoon, by James Barber, York 1854, initialled {JGN}.
Price: £50.00
5104z
George III Fiddle pattern dessertspoon London 1809 Crossley Smith A George III Fiddle pattern dessertspoon, by Richard Crossley and George Smith London 1809, initialled {RP} .
Price: £52.00
8057
dessert spoon A King's pattern dessert spoon, by George Adams London 1868, initialled {CA}.
Price: £48.00
2 spoons available
5501
Crested dessert spoon A fiddle and thread dessertspoon by William Eaton London 1839, crested with an eagle with pheon in beak.
Price: £48.00
2577b
Victorian Old English dessertspoon Exeter 1847 James Braham Torquay

Old English pattern dessertspoon, by James Braham (of Torquay) Exeter 1847, crested with a unicorn's head out of a mural coronet .
Price: £45.00

James Braham, a jeweller in Torquay, is only recorded as assaying pieces at Exeter in 1847-1848. He is recorded there, 'aged about 30', in the 1841 census and on 3rd October 1850 the Exeter Flying Post reported that: "One of our old (sic) townsmen Mr. Braham, jeweller, of the Strand, has retired from business, having by his industry amassed a competency wherewith to do without it. Mr. Bradford, of Teignmouth, has taken of the business."

James Braham was actually born in 1807 at Plymouth, the son of David Abrahams (1762-1840) and Rose Jacobs (1780-1842). He had two siblings: a brother George Isaac and a sister Esther. He married Henrietta Jackson (1810-1890) in Liverpool in 1854 and was buried there in 1873. In the probate records (which record an estate of £23, 754 6s 9d) he was recorded as being of 'Fairlawn, Central Hill, Upper Norwood, Gentleman'. He was buried in Liverpool.

2 spoons available

7856z
dessert spoon A feather-edge dessertspoon by Sumner and Crossley, London 1774 initialled {W}.
Price: £45.00
1913
dessert spoon An Old English dessertspoon, by William Welch Exeter 1812, crested for Hunter .
Price: £30.00
6298