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 6 rattail tablespoons A set of six rattail tablespoons of exceptional quality, made in London in 1718 by Philip Robinson, crested for the Bridgeman family with a later eighteenth century Baron's coronet (the family were created Barons Bradford in 1794).
Price:SOLD
5370
Charles II trefid tablespoon Robert Barbedour Jersey circa 1690 Channel Islands

A James II trefid tablespoon, by Robert Barbedour of Jersey circa 1690, initialled {MAL} .
Price: £2,800.00

A tablespoon with identically shaped terminal (but different initials) by Robert Barbedour, in the collection of the Societe Jersiaise, is shown in Plate 8 of C. T. Mayne's 'Old Channel Islands Silver' (1969).

7140z
 Dognose stuffing spoon A dognose stuffing spoon with pronounced front rib, by William Scarlett, London 1699 or 1713, initialled {SSM}.
Price: £1,750.00
4338
Charles II trefid tablespoon with decorated front Taunton/Barnstaple circa 1675 by John Smith

A Charles II Taunton/Barnstaple trefid spoon with wide bowl and decorated handle, by John Smith II of Taunton circa 1675 (and Barnstaple after 1680) prick engraved AG over RM 1691.
Price: £1650.00
Further details of the maker can be found on page 133 of T. A. Kent's 'West Country Silver Spoons and their Makers' (1992).

7139z
Charles II engraved trefid spoon London 1680 Thomas Issod A Charles II silver-gilt engraved trefid tablespoon, by Thomas Issod London 1680 .
Price:SOLD
7935
Trefid spoon A trefid tablespoon with decorated front and lace back, by Lawrence Coles London 1683, initialled {VL [over] P [over] IM}.
Price: £1,300.00
5719
 Rattail stuffing spoon A rattail stuffing spoon 11.7 inches long by Thomas Spackman, London 1710.
Price:SOLD
8102
Queen Anne Dognose fork London 1705 Pierre Harrache I

A Queen Anne dognose tablefork with four tines, made by Pierre Harrache I in London in 1705, crested with an arm embowed in armour holding a cross crosslet .
Price:SOLD

The earliest known hallmarked English silver fork is the Manners fork of 1632 now in the Victoria and Albert Museum (see stock number 6449 on https://www.schredds.com/fork.htm). These appear to have been made as single items whereas forks made from the late seventeenth century onwards were made as part of larger flatware sets. In Simon Moore's Cutlery for the Table (1999) p.192, he refers to the 1669 accounts of Dame Margaret Prujean which include "12 Four Tyned Forks weighing xxiii ounces ii dwt at Vs 11d ounce" costing £5 19s 4d. He goes on to write that "although four tined forks were not generally produced until the 1760s, 'some..forks were made with three or four tines' ".

7109
William III trefid London 1699 Francis Archbold A William III trefid tablespoon with beaded rattail, by Francis Archbold London 1699, initialled {P [over] EI} .
Price: £1,100.00
6924
Charles II cannon handle knife fork WP heart William Boswell A Charles II cannon handled knife and fork with silver handles and steel blade and tines, circa 1670 the handles by WP in a heart (unidentified) and the steel elements by William Boswell (active from 1669).
Price:SOLD
8068
Dognose tablespoon A dognose tablespoon, by William Mathew London 1703, initialled {WS} .
Price: £590.00
6641
Dognose tablespoon A dognose tablespoon, by William Scarlett London 1708, crested with a lion passant .
Price:SOLD
6642
Dognose tablespoon A dognose tablespoon, by William Scarlett London 1708, initialled {MB [over] IB} .
Price: £510.00
6319
2 rattail tablespoons A pair of rat-tail tablespoons, by Henry Clarke London 1718 initialled {SMN}.
Price: £450.00
5723
Trefid spoon A trefid tablespoon, by Jacques Limbour of Jersey circa 1780, initialled {AGD} .
Price:SOLD
5826
4 rattail teaspoons 4 rattail teaspoons by John Millington, London circa 1725 initialled W.
Price:SOLD
1927
Scandinavian silver gilt spoon circa 1700 filigree ball finial

A Scandinavian silver-gilt spoon with ball shaped filigree finial (perhaps Swedish), circa 1700.
Price:SOLD

 


8402
Dognose tablespoon A dognose tablespoon with beaded rat-tail, by Andrew Archer London circa 1700, initialled BRE .
Price: £395.00
5756
Dognose spoon

A dognose teaspoon, by {ID (over) P}, London circa 1700, crested for Fraser. This maker was assumed to be of Huguenot origin but previously unidentified.
Price: £325.00

A reasonable candidate for the mark is Jacques du Portail listed as 'de Paris Orfevre' who died at St. Martin's Lane between 1715 and 1717 aged 68 (see p. 549 of Evans' Huguenot Goldsmiths, published in 1933).

6466
Rattail spoon A rat-tail tablespoon, Exeter circa 1725 by James Strang, initialled [IP IB 1724].
Price: £325.00
3673
William III Amsterdam sucket fork 1701 Dognose A William III Dognose sweetmeat fork, Amsterdam 1701 by an unidentified maker, initialled {F [over] TM} .
Price:SOLD
8017
George I Hanoverian rat-tail tablespoon London 1720 Charles Jackson Hunloke A George I Hanoverian pattern tablespoon with rat-tail, by Charles Jackson London 1720 (Sterling standard), crested for Hunloke
Price: £285.00
7943
George I Hanoverian rattail tablespoon London1720 Charles Jackson

A George I Hanoverian pattern tablespoon with rat-tail, by Charles Jackson London 1720 (Sterling standard), crested for Hunloke.
Price: £285.00

 


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George I Hanoverian rattail tablespoon Dublin 1725 Kinnersley Racine A George I Hanoverian tablespoon with rattail, by Philip Racine or Philip Kinnersley Dublin 1725 crested with an arm embowed in armour holding a sword with a garland on the blade .
Price: £285.00
7713
George I Rattail tablespoon London 1719 Henry Clarke A George I Hanoverian pattern tablespoon with rat-tail, by Henry Clarke London 1719, crested with a stag's head .
Price:SOLD
7526z
Rattail tablespoon A rat-tail tablespoon, by Nathaniel Roe London 1717, initialled {TP}.
Price: £265.00
5427
George I Hanoverian Rat-tail tablespoon London 1713 Isaac Dalton Davenport

A George I Hanoverian tablespoon with rat-tail, by Isaac Dalton or Isaac Davenport London 1712, initialled {JB} .
Price: £245.00

The maker's mark on this spoon, despite being very clearly struck, does not appear to be either of those registered for prominent spoonmakers Isaac Dalton (marks 438-439 in Grimwade) or Isaac Davenport (marks 432-434 in Grimwade). Davenport was apprenticed to known spoonmaker Thomas Allen in 1689, claimed his freedom in 1696 and registered his first mark the following year. Dalton was apprenticed to Davenport in 1699, claimed his freedom in 1709 and registered his first mark in 1711. This mark could therefore have been used by either spoonmaker.

8074
George I Hanoverian rattail tablespoon London 1713 Henry Clarke Strange Viscount Camrose

A George I Hanoverian pattern tablespoon with rat-tail, by Henry Clarke London 1713 engraved with the original arms of Delamere or Strange and a later crest of Berry with a Baronets badge below for William Ewart Berry (1879-1954) .
Price: £245.00

This spoon was one of a service purchased by William Ewart Berry (1879-1954) between 1921, when he was created a Baronet, and 1929 when he was promoted to the peerage as Baron Camrose (a Viscountcy followed in 1941).

William Ewart Berry was the second son of John Matthias Berry, an auctioneer in Merthyr Tydfil and Mayor from 1911-1912. The eldest son , Seymour (1877-1928), was involved in the family business and was created Baron Buckland in 1926 and William and his younger brother, Gomer both became proprietors of national newspapers and became peers (Gomer was created Baron Kemsley in 1936 and a Viscount in 1945). William established his own newspaper, Advertising World, in 1901 before founding The War Illustrated in 1914 (it was published until 1919 and again from 1939-1947) . In 1924 William, his younger brother and Sir Edward Iliffe (later Lord Iliffe) founded Allied Newspapers and purchased many titles. This venture was followed by the purchase of the Daily Telegraph (founded in 1855) in 1927 and the Morning Post which was purchased 10 years later and amalgamated with the Daily Telegraph the same year . The family continued to run the newspaper until its purchase by Robert Maxwell's Mirror Group in 1986.

In 1946 William was the leading member of the syndicate that purchased Sir Winston Churchill's home, Chartwell, and presented it to the National Trust. It was to be transferred to them after the death of both Sir Winston and Lady Churchill but Lady Churchill did not choose to stay there as a widow and it opened to the public in 1966.

8072
Rattail tablespoon A rat-tail tablespoon, by Thomas Mann London 1722, engraved with the arms of the Maynard or Agnew family .
Price:SOLD
6051
George I  Hanoverian Rattail tablespoon London 1719 Edward Jennings Wodehouse

A George I Hanoverian tablespoon with rat-tail, by Edward Jennings London 1719, crested for Wodehouse .
Price: £225.00

 

8073
George I Hanoverian rat-tail tablespoon London 1721 Jackson Gilbert Heathcote

A George I Hanoverian pattern tablespoon with rat-tail, by Charles Jackson London 1721 (Britannia standard), crested for Heathcote (almost certainly for Gilbert Heathcote [1652-1733], Lord Mayor of London in 1711). .
Price: £225.00

Gilbert Heathcote (1652-1733) was the eldest son of a Derbyshire ironmonger and following a period as a Factor in Stockholm established himself as a Merchant in the City of London. Heathcote was involved in many ventures and his commercial network extended throughout the Baltic, America and the West Indies.

In 1694 Heathcote was among the first to propose the foundation of what became the Bank of England and twice served as Governor of it (1709-1711 and 1723-1725). Heathcote was also prominent in the poltiics of the City of London, serving as both an Alderman and a Sherriff, and in Parliament where he held a number of seats at different times from 1710-1733. In 1733 Heathcote, a Knight since 1702, was created a Baronet. On his death he was reputed to be worth £700,000 and 'the wealthiest commoner in England'.

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George I Hanoverian tablespoon rattail London 1724 James Morson A George I Hanoverian pattern tablespoon with rat-tail, by James Morson London 1724, initialled {IR [over] MP} and dated 1725.
Price: £225.00
7838z
Rattail tablespoon A rattail tablespoon, by Henry Clarke London 1718 initialled {SMN}.
Price: £225.00
5725
George V replica Manners fork spoon Sheffield 1931 1933 Thomas Bradbury and Sons

George V replicas of the Manners spoon and fork (made in 1631 by Richard Crosse) assayed in Sheffield in 1931 (fork) and 1933 (spoon) by Thomas Bradbury and Sons, engraved with the Manners and Montagu crests found on the original fork and spoon .
Price: £220.00

The original "Manners Fork" made in London in 1632 by Richard Crosse is the earliest recorded silver fork made by an English workshop and is now in the Victoria and Albert Museum. They purchased it in 1923 from the London-based dealer, Walter H. Wilson, for £100. The crests on this fork are copied from the original and are those of John Manners (1604-1679), future 8th Earl of Rutland, and his wife Frances Montagu (1613-1671) whom he married in 1628. He inherited Haddon Hall, in Derbyshire in 1623. In 1924 the Curator of Metalwork at the Victoria and Albert Museum recorded in the notes for this fork that the matching spoon had recently been discovered under one of the floors of Haddon Hall.


8413
tablespoon

A Britannia standard Hanoverian tablespoon with rat-tail, made in London in 1722 probably by John Millington, initialled {AE*S} .
Price: £215.00

From 1697-1720 it was compulsory to use 'Britannia Standard' silver (958 parts of silver per 1000).  After 1720 some makers, usually although not exclusively those of Huguenot extraction, continued to use it. This spoon is such an example.

6702
George I Hanoverian rat tail dessertspoon London 1721 Henry Clarke

A George I Hanoverian pattern dessertspoon with rat-tail, by Henry Clarke London 1721, crested with a stork .
Price:SOLD

 

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George I Rattail tablespoon London 1719 Joseph Smith A George I Hanoverian pattern tablespoon with rat-tail, by Joseph Smith London 1719, initialled {AB} .
Price: £195.00
7528z
George II Hanoverian rat-tail dessert spoon London 1727 Richard Scarlett A George II Hanoverian pattern dessert spoon with rat-tail, by Richard Scarlett London 1728, initialled {L} .
Price: £185.00
7807
George I Rattail tablespoon London 1717 Paul Hanet A George I Hanoverian pattern tablespoon with rat-tail, by Paul Hanet London 1717, crested with a goat .
Price: £165.00
7523z
Rattail tablespoon A rattail tablespoon, by Robert Sallam London 1766 .
Price: £165.00
6110
Teaspoon A dognose teaspoon with pronounced front rib, unmarked circa 1720, crested for Fowke .
Price:SOLD
6174z
George II Hanoverian rat-tail dessertspoon unmarked circa 1730 A George II Hanoverian pattern dessert spoon with rat-tail, unmarked circa 1730, initialled {L} .
Price:SOLD
7808