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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
six Fiddle Thread and shell dessertspoons 1832 William Chawner A set of six fiddle, thread and shell dessert spoons with diamond point heel by William Chawner London 1833, crested with a demi lion rampant holding a fleur-de-lis (en suite with 6792).
Price: £375.00
6793
5 dessert spoons

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

 

3511
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
6 dessert spoons 6 Old English dessertspoons, London 1825 by Thomas Barker (1 1792 by Smith and Fearn).
Price: £245.00
3729
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
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: £195.00

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
dessert spoon A Hanoverian scrollback dessertspoon, London 1772 by WP (perhaps William Portal).
Price: £175.00
4204
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
dessert spoon A Hanoverian pattern dessert spoon hallmarked on the front, by Walter Tweedie London 1778, crested with a lion rampant.
Price: £145.00
6143
dessert spoon A rose-pattern dessert spoon, by John Henry and Charles Lias London 1828.
Price: £135.00
5434
dessert spoon A silver-gilt dessertspoon with Falstaff terminal, London circa 1755 probably by William Tant (Grimwade 3905) .
Price: £125.00
6042
dessert spoon

An Old English thread and drop dessert spoon with flute down front of stem, London by George Smith circa 1780, crested with a dolphin naiant out of a coronet as used by the BRICKDALE family.
Price: £125.00

The crest on this spoon is that of Brickdale. The die is an unusual one but one piece (part of lot 74 of the Gubbins Collection sold by Bonhams in 2002) was found with script initials JEB for John Brickdale (d. 1765), a clothier and undertaker of Bristol, and his wife Elizabeth. Their son Matthew (1735-1831) is reputed to have inherited £100,000 from his father and served as MP for Bristol from 1768-1774 when he lost the seat, by a small margin, to Edmund Burke who wrote of him '[He] does his duty very reputably and is a diligent and independent Member of Parliament'. He regained the seat in 1780 and held it until 1790 after which he was elected mayor of the city in 1791 but refused the office. He did not stand for Parliament again and is reputed to have ‘spent enormous sums of money in his electoral contests, which left him in reduced circumstances in his old age’. Further details of his parliamentary career are available at www.historyofparliamentonline.org    
(2 available in total) 

3813z
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
Private die dessert spoon A 'private die' dessert spoon made for the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland engraved First White Grapes, by Philip Walsh Dublin 1841, initialled {JMA}.
Price: £120.00
5485
dessert spoon

A feather-edge dessertspoon, by John Lambe London 1774 and a matching tablespoon, by Benoni Stephens London 1839 (with workman's mark JW), both crested with a demi knight in armour.
Price: £120.00

6201
Private die dessert spoon A 'private die' dessert spoon for the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland engraved White Grapes, by Philip Walsh Dublin 1841, initialled {JMA}.
Price: £120.00
5483
dessert spoon A fancy-back Hanoverian dessert spoon, by Ebenezer Coker London 1749, initialled {BIM}.
Price: £120.00
5256
dessert spoon

A King's pattern variant dessert spoon with die-cast crest, by Robert Gray Glasgow 1838, the die-cast crest is that of a goat rising out of a helmet.
Price: £115.00

 

5229
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
dessert spoon

An Old English thread and drop variant dessertspoon, by George Smith London 1778, crested for Brickdale .
Price:   SOLD   

The crest on this spoon is that of Brickdale. The die is an unusual one but one piece (part of lot 74 of the Gubbins Collection sold by Bonhams in 2002) was found with script initials JEB for John Brickdale (d. 1765), a clothier and undertaker of Bristol, and his wife Elizabeth. Their son Matthew (1735-1831) is reputed to have inherited £100,000 from his father and served as MP for Bristol from 1768-1774 when he lost the seat, by a small margin, to Edmund Burke who wrote of him '[He] does his duty very reputably and is a diligent and independent Member of Parliament'. He regained the seat in 1780 and held it until 1790 after which he was elected mayor of the city in 1791 but refused the office. He did not stand for Parliament again and is reputed to have
‘spent enormous sums of money in his electoral contests, which left him in reduced circumstances in his old age’. Further details of his parliamentary career are available at www.historyofparliamentonline.org

6670
dessert spoon A Hanoverian dessertspoon, by Edward Bennett London 1747, crested with a male head and shoulders.
Price: £95.00
5395
dessert spoon A 'floral pattern' dessertspoon, London 1860 by George Adams.
Price: £90.00
3256
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
(5 available in total)       
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: £75.00
6918
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 An Old English dessertspoon, by Betts and Sons Birmingham 1807 .
Price: £75.00
6399
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
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
Pudding spoon An Old English thread pudding spoon of unusual size , by John Langlands and John Robertson Newcastle circa 1790, initialled {MB}.
Price:SOLD
                                                      
5236
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
dessert spoon A fiddle pattern dessert spoon with cast cartouche London, 1847 by John James Whiting initialled {WR}.
Price: £65.00
2993
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
Feather edge dessert spoon A feather-edge dessertspoon, by William Drummond Edinburgh 1778, initialled {JA} .
Price: £60.00
6310
Old English dessert spoon 1775 A George III Old English dessertspoon with wrigglework border, by William Fearn London probably 1776, crested for Fowke .
Price: £55.00
6158z
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 An Old English dessertspoon with wrigglework border, by William Fearn London 1776, crested for Fowke .
Price: £55.00
6159z
dessert spoon An Old English dessertspoon with wrigglework border, by William Sumner and Richard Crossley 1776, crested for Fowke .
Price: £55.00
6157z
Small dessert spoon A small King's husk dessertspoon, by Francis Higgins London 1842 .
Price: £55.00
6402
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

A fiddle pattern dessertspoon by Richard Turner London 1813, crested for Baron Belhaven & Stenton .
Price:SOLD

 William Hamilton of Whishaw (1765-1814) was confirmed as 7th Baron Belhaven and Stenton by the House of Lords in 1799 (his distant cousin, the previous Baron, having died in 1777). The 7th Baron was an officer in the 3rd, or King's Own, Dragoons and Colonel of the Lanarkshire and Dumbarton Fencible cavalry. He married Penelope, daughter of Ronald Macdonald of Clanranald in 1789 and died in 1814.

6614
dessert spoon An engraved fiddle pattern dessert spoon, by James Barber, York 1854, initialled {JGN}.
Price: £50.00
5104z
dessert spoon A fiddle pattern dessertspoon, by Sunshing of Canton circa 1850, initialled {C}.
Price: £52.00
5157
dessert spoon A King's pattern dessert spoon, by George Adams London 1854, initialled {R}.
Price: £48.00
5500
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
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
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