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Cased set Fiddle Thread spoon Amsterdam 1875 1879 1889 Brokebakker Van Limburg Stirum

A set of six unusually large Willem III Fiddle Thread pattern teaspoons and sugar tongs in original fitted case with retailers stamp of Bonebakker of Amsterdam. The spoons were assayed in Amsterdam in 1879 (2) and 1889 (4) and the tongs in 1879. All are engraved with the arms of Huyssen van Kattendijke and those of Van Limburg-Stirum (a bookplate bearing the Huyssen van Kattendijke arms beneath a coronet is attached to the base of the box).
Price: £750.00

The arms on these spoons and tongs are those of Karel Lodewijk Huyssen van Kattendijke (1845-1893) and Johanna Sara Countess van Limburg-Stirum (1844-1911) who married in Zutphen in Holland on 19th December 1872.

The Huyssen van Kattendijkes were descended from Adriaan Huyssen, Mayor of Goes, who died in 1575. His descendants were granted honours in France, England and the Holy Roman Empire during the course of the seventeenth century. During the following centuries the family held many local positions of power as Mayors and Aldermen of their home cities and In 1814 they were promoted to noble status in the Netherlands and Johann Willem (1782-1854) served as Foreign Minister of the Netherlands between 1841 and 1843.

The Van Limburg-Stirum family is one of the oldest in Europe- it is the eldest recorded branch of the House of Berg who ruled the Lower Rhine in the 11th century (and arguably to the Ezzonen family of Lotharingia in the 9th century). When the Holy Roman Empire was abolished, following its defeat by Napoleon, the family lost some of their influence but not their noble status. Like the Van Kattendijkes they were granted Dutch noble status in 1814 and held many political offices. The most prominent members were Leopold (1758-1840) who was one of the three men who invited King Willem I of the Netherlands to accept the throne in 1814 and Johann Paul (1873-1948) who was Governor General of the East Indies (1916-1921). He was later Dutch Ambassador to both Berlin and London. Finally Otto Ernst Gelder (d. 1942) was a member of the Dutch resistance in World War 2 (for which he was executed) and maternal uncle of Audrey Hepburn.

The makers of these spoons and tongs, Bonebakker of Amsterdam, are a prestigious firm now located in the Van Baerle Shopping Gallery in the Museum Quarter of Amsterdam. The firm was founded in 1792, and by 1802 the firm, then styled Bonebakker and Bennewitz, became one of the most prominent in the Amsterdam. By 1806 they were employed to create the silver keys presented to the city by Louis Napoleon, newly created King of Holland. In 1816, following the ousting of Louis Napoleon, the firm received a presitigious commission from his successor. They were asked to make a 419 piece dinner service for the new King's heir Willem, Prince of Orange, and his wife Anna, sister of Tsar Alexander I of Russia. When, in 1840, Willem ascended the throne he chose Bonebakker to make his Crown. The firm remains important suppliers to the monarchs of the Netherlands today.

 

7733
6 Teaspoons A set of six cast rococo teaspoons, London circa 1760 by WB (presumably in the Lost Register of smallworkers 1739-1758).
Price: £650.00
4838
6 George III Old Emglish teaspoons wih#th cast rococo decoration to the front and back of the stem London circa 1765 A set of six George III Old English teaspoons with cast rococo decoration to the back and front of the stem with a fancy back, by WT in script (probably William Tant) London c. 1765, crested for Reid with a Gothic letter G beneath. .
Price: £625.00
7091z
6 Falstaff front teaspoons London circa 1750 by Elias Cachart A set of six George II teaspoons with Falstaff fronts and fancy backs, by Ebenezer Coker London circa 1750 .
Price: £625.00
7089z
Six George III Feather edge and cartouche (Carrington Shield) pattern teaspoons London circa 1770 Charles Hougham A set of six George III feather-edge and cartouche (Carrington Shield) pattern teaspoons, by Charles Hougham London circa 1770 , initialled {JAT}.
Price: £550.00
7092z
Six George III teaspoons with masking spoon Aberdeen circa 1800 John Ewen David Izatt Aberdeen

A set of six George III teaspoons with masking spoon, by John Ewen (four teaspoons) and David Izatt (2 teaspoons and masking spoon), all initialled {JJG} .
Price: £450.00
John Ewen (active 1770-1821) was a prominent merchant in Castle Street, Aberdeen. David Izat was apprenticed to James Gordon of Aberdeen from 1786-1793. Izat then appears in the records of the Hammermen of Banff from 1794-1797 after which it is known that he returned to Aberdeen. Dr. James noted on page 119 of her book The Goldsmiths of Aberdeen 1450-1850 (1981) that 'since there is no information concerning [Izat] between 1797 and 1825, it remains possible that he did work on his own during this period, and that Aberdeen silver with his mark may exist'. This set of spoons, a rare survival, confirms the suggestion.

7154
Milkmaid Teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon with milkmaid back, by WS of London circa 1760, initialled {MH} .
Price: £450.00
6638
6 Celtic point fancy front scroll back teaspoons Dublin 1770 Christopher Haines Six Celtic point teaspoons with fancy fronts and scroll backs, by Christopher Haines Dublin circa 1770, crested with a demi talbot holding a coronet in the cartouche and initialled {H} on the heel .
Price:SOLD
7232
George III Hanoverian teaspoon London 1784 Duty Drawback Hester Bateman

A George III 'Duty Drawback' hanoverian teaspoon with shell back, by Hester Bateman London 1784 (with the rare Duty Drawback or exportation mark), initialled {CAT} .
Price: £345.00
The 'Duty Drawback' or Exportation mark was struck on pieces during 1784-1785 to show that the pieces had been exported and the Duty paid on them reimbursed. However it was found that striking an incuse punch into completed pieces caused damage and the mark was discontinued after only two years. Consequently this is the rarest English hallmark.

7133
Darby Patent teaspoon

A 'Darby Patent' bright-cut teaspoon by William Darby Sheffield 1785 .
Price: £345.00

In 1785 Sheffield silversmith William Darby patented 'a new method of mufacturing spoons and other articles'. This was, in essence, an early example of mass production. However only around 40 pieces bearing his mark have been recorded, all of which are hallmarked for 1785.

6126
12 teaspoons and tongs Sheffield 1895 unusual fitted case Dixon and Sons A set of twelve engraved teaspoons and sugar tongs in unusual fitted case (which has its own design registration number), by Joseph Dixon and Sons Sheffield 1895 .
Price: £325.00
6809
 Teaspoon

A fiddle pattern teaspoon, by J. J. Cohen of Sydney NSW circa 1840 crested for BOYD.
Price: £325.00

Although there were a number of members of this family in the colony at the time, the most prominent was Benjamin Boyd (1801-1851), an entrepreneur who, among other ventures, founded the Royal Bank of Australia. After some time prospecting in California, Boyd was returning to Australia when he stopped at the Solomon Islands to hunt game, an area he had once spoken of colonising. He never returned to his ship and his body was never found.
[For more detailed information, see the Australian Dictionary for National Biography]

4823
6 George III Rococo Shell teaspoons London circa 1770 Thomas Woodhouse A set of six George III Hanoverian teaspoons with 'rococo shell' backs, by Thomas Woodhouse, London circa 1770, initialled {C} .
Price: £320.00
7090z
6 George III hanoverian teaspoons fancy backs Thomas William Chawner 1770 Six Hanoverian pattern teaspoons with fancy backs, by Thomas and William Chawner London circa 1765, initialled {WM} .
Price: £295.00
7231z
 Teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon with 'Masonic-back', by ?.M London circa 1760, initialled {AP}.
Price: £250.00
5707
 Teaspoon

A silver-gilt fiddle thread teaspoon with unusual thread heel, by Paul Storr London 1816, crested for George, Viscount Deerhurst (future 8th Earl of Coventry),.
Price: £245.00

George William Coventry (1784-1843) was, as eldest son and heir to the 7th Earl of Coventry, styled Viscount Deerhurst from 1809 until he acceded to the Earldom in 1831. He married Lady Emma Susan Lygon, daughter of the 1st Earl Beauchamp, in 1808 and, following her death Lady Mary Beauclerk, daughter of the 6th Duke of St. Albans, who had a dowry of £100,000. However he is often better known for his pursuit of the 13-year-old Sophia Dubouchet (the future Lady Berwick). Sophia's sister, the more famous courtesan, Harriette Wilson, reveals much about this in her memoirs including the fact that Deerhurst was 'a most profligate nobleman... [who] was unusually sparing of soap and water ... He dresses completely before he touches water'.

6624
George III Fiddle pattern teaspoon Bermuda circa 1805 George Hutchings

A George III Fiddle pattern teaspoon made in Bermuda circa 1810 by George Hutchings (1777-1856), initialled {JNJAF}.

Price: £245.00

 


8633
 Teaspoon

An oar-pattern teaspoon, by R.L. - perhaps attributable to Richard Lamb of Sydney, circa 1850, initialled {LJ}.
Price: £245.00

The mark on this spoon shows similarities to a mark recently attributed to Richard Lamb by John Houstone and the shape of the fiddle pattern and style of the initials do have precedents in known Australian flatware — see Early Australian silver by J.M. Houstone, pages 77-8

3815z
 Teaspoon

A Hanoverian 'Hearts of Oak' teaspoon with "British" on the back of the bowl , London circa 1760, initialled {N [over] I B} .
Price: £225.00

This patriotic pictureback features a design used on the medal produced by John Kirk for George III's coronation in 1760 (included for illustration only).

6615
Cockerel back teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon with 'cockerel back', by HB in script (Grimwade 3601) London circa 1760, initialled {EG} .
Price: £225.00
5768
6 George III Old English teaspoons with shell backs London circa 1770 Thomas William Chawner Six Old English teaspoons with shellbacks, by Thomas and William Chawner London circa 1770, initialled {AW} .
Price: £220.00
7230z
Six George IV Celtic point teaspoons London 1828 Charles Eley A set of six George IV Celtic point teaspoons, by Charles Eley London 1828, crested with a galleon and the motto Deus Nauclator (perhaps for Yeoman) .
Price: £210.00
7043
3 Teaspoons Three Scottish fiddle pattern teaspoons, by John Welsh of Edinburgh circa 1760, initialled {JH} and numbered 1 through 3 .
Price: £210.00
6302z
George III Hanoverian teaspoon cotton plant back Chester circa 1780 James Dixon

A George III Hanoverian pattern teaspoon with 'cotton plant' back, by James Dixon Chester circa 1780, initialled {C [over] RA} and S. TODI .
Price: £195.00

English Fancy backs and pictureback teaspoons are rarely found hallmarked outside London (a notable exception being the distinctive form of the I Love Liberty back found in Exeter- itself rarely found).

7939
6 Teaspoons 6 shell-back Hanoverian teaspoons, London circa 1750 by WC (probably William Cripps), initialled [A]. One spoon, otherwise identical to the 5 others in the set, has a different, larger shell.
Price: £195.00
3653
6 Teaspoons A set of six fiddle pattern teaspoons with bright-cut borders, by William Sumner London 1791 .
Price: £190.00
6448
George VI celtic teaspoon dove Iona bowl Alexander Ritchie Celtic Arts of Iona assayed Birmingham 1937

A George VI teaspoon with Celtic motifs and the bowl stamped with a dove and IONA, by Iona Celtic Art Birmingham 1937 also carrying the maker's mark of Alexander Ritchie .
Price: £185.00

Alexander Ritchie (1856-1941) trained as a marine engineer and worked for the British India Steam Shipping Company but when in Scotland attended the Glasgow School of Art. There he met Euphemia Thompson and they married in 1898. Two years later Ritchie was appointed custodian of Iona Cathedral and the couple began to produce silver derived from the stonework of Iona (and elsewhere in Scotland). From 1910 Ritchie had a hallmark in Chester and in 1931 also registered at Birmingham as Iona Celtic Art. The Ritchies became a key part of disseminating Celtic design, and their successors on Iona continue to do this today.

6971
George VI Celtic teaspoon Iona dove bowl Iona Celtic Art assayed Birmingham 1937

A George VI teaspoon with Celtic motifs and the bowl stamped with a dove and IONA, by Iona Celtic Art, Birmingham 1937 .
Price: £185.00

Alexander Ritchie (1856-1941) trained as a marine engineer and worked for the British India Steam Shipping Company but, when in Scotland, he attended the Glasgow School of Art. There he met Euphemia Thompson and they married in 1898. Two years later Ritchie was appointed custodian of Iona Cathedral and the couple began to produce silver derived from the stonework of Iona (and elsewhere in Scotland). From 1910 Ritchie had a hallmark in Chester and in 1931, he also registered at Birmingham assay office as 'Iona Celtic Art'. The Ritchies became a key part of disseminating Celtic design — their successors on Iona continue to do so to this day.

6970
 Teaspoon A Hanoverian squirrel-back teaspoon by W.F, London circa 1760 initialled {I*P}.
Price: £185.00
2516
6 Teaspoons Six Old English teaspoons with feather-edge borders and fluted bowls, by John Lampfert of London circa 1770 .
Price: £175.00
6411
Double duty teaspoon A 'Double Duty' bright-cut teaspoon, by John Langlands Newcastle 1797, initialled {IFR}.
Price: £170.00
5288
George III King's pattern teaspoon London 1820 Paul Storr

A George III King's pattern teaspoon made in London in 1820 by Paul Storr, crested with a demi dragon and initialled {EF} for a member of the Firmin family.

Price: £165.00

 


8599
George IV Silver-gilt King's Honeysuckle variant pattern teaspoon London 1821 William Chawner A silver-gilt teaspoon in a variant of King's Honeysuckle pattern with an anthemion and leaf centre by William Chawner London 1821, crested with a wolf's head .
Price: £145.00
7799z
George IV King's Honeysuckle variant pattern teaspoon London 1821 William Chawner silver-gilt

A George IV silver-gilt teaspoon in a variant of King's Honeysuckle pattern with an anthemion and leaf centre by William Chawner London 1821, crested with a wolf's head .
Price: £145.00

 


8418
Six George III Bright-cut Old English teaspoons London 1804 George Gray Batemans Six George III Old English pattern teaspoons with bright-cut decoration, assayed in London between May 30th and October 10th 1804 and retailed by George Gray (possibly overstriking the Bateman family), initialled {LP} .
Price: £165.00
7477
Double duty teaspoon A 'double duty' Old English teaspoon, by John Langlands Newcastle 1797, initialled {IS}..
Price: £165.00
5350
six Old English teaspoons circa 1790 John Sid of Perth A George III set of six Old English teaspoons, by John Sid of Perth circa 1790 .
Price: £165.00
6833
6 Teaspoons 6 feather-edge teaspoons, by Thomas and William Chawner London circa 1770, crested with a lion at the foot of a tree.
Price:SOLD
5337
 Teaspoon An Old English mashing spoon by James Erskine of Aberdeen circa 1800 initialled {LMcK}.
Price: £165.00
6214
George III six feather edge teaspoons London circa 1781 George Smith Six George III Old English pattern teaspoons with Feather-edge borders, by George Smith London circa 1780, initialled {H [over] R I} .
Price: £155.00
8012
Victorian cast spoon Salters Company London 1858 Smith Nicholson

A Victorian cast spoon with the terminal modelled as the arms of the Salters' Company, the stem decorated with their motto and the reverse dated May 12 1853, by Samuel Smith and William Nicholson London 1858.
Price: £155.00

The Salters' Company received its Royal Charter in 1394 and although the earliest document in the company archives dates from 1216 the organisation is believed to predate the Norman Conquest. In 1515 the Salters were ranked ninth among the livery companies of the City of London- a position they still hold today.

In 1618 the Salters' Company was granted the 23, 250 acres of land in Northern Ireland by James I, due to their financial support for the Crown. In 1627 the Company leased the estates out and the upheavals of the British Civil Wars of the mid sevententeenth century meant that their holding of them was purely nominal. In the eighteenth century an attempt was made by the then holder of the lease, a Belfast merchant called Thomas Bateson, to foster the linen industry. 1830 saw the Salters' Company establish an Irish Estates Commitee based on the expiry of Bateson's lease in 1853 to take a greater involvement in the affairs of the lands and so ensure a smooth transfer of ownership. Therefore the 12th of May 1853, when the lands returned to them was an important day in the Company's history. In the 1870s the Salters, like many livery companies at the time, sold many of their estates.

This model of spoon appears to have been commissioned by the Company from 1858, making this one of the earliest examples, as gifts for the apprentices when they became free of their masters and members (or freemen) of the Company in their own right.

8029
 Teaspoon Six brightcut teaspoons, Exeter circa 1790 by Joseph Hicks initialled {JML}.
Price: £155.00
2856
 Teaspoon 6 brightcut teaspoons by Thomas Evans and Jacob Levi, London 1783 initialled {EN}.
Price: £155.00
6742
 Teaspoon

A feather-edge teaspoon with shaped stem and fluted bowl, London circa 1770 by IM (Grimwade 3658) for Jacob Marsh or John Moore, initialled {AJ} or {AT}.
Price: £150.00

Two spoons from this set formed part of lot 99 of the Gubbins sale in 2002.

4903
Six George III Feather-edge teaspoons London 1782 Charles Hougham Six George III Old English pattern teaspoons with feather-edge borders, by Charles Hougham London 1782, initialled {E [over] DB} .
Price: £145.00
7739
George III 6 Bright-cut teaspoons London 1785 Richard Crossley A George III set of six Old English pattern teaspoons with bright-cut decoration, by Richard Crossley London 1785, crested with a demi lion rampant holding a leaf .
Price: £145.00
7577
Double headed eagle teaspoon A 'double-headed eagle' back teaspoon, by Thomas and William Chawner London circa 1765 (Grimwade 3510 formerly ascribed to Thomas Whipham and Charles Wright), initialled {P [over] IM}.
Price: £145.00
5694
6 Teaspoons A set of six bright-cut teaspoons, by Richard Crossley London 1801 initialled {H} on the front and {ED} on the back.
Price: £145.00
4573
Hen and chicks-back teaspoon A 'Hen and Chicks' back Hanoverian teaspoon, by B.B London circa 1750, initialled {JC}..
Price: £145.00
5299
Galleon-back teaspoon An Old English teaspoon with 'galleon-back' , by I*S London circa 1770, initialled {T}.
Price: £140.00
5709
Galleon-back teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon with galleon back by Thomas Woodhouse London circa 1760, initialled {SHAJ}
Price: £140.00
5752
6 Teaspoons Six Old English teaspoons, by Peter and Ann Bateman London 1793.
Price:SOLD
5674
 Masking spoon An Old English masking spoon by John Ewen, Aberdeen circa 1810 initialled {AT}.
Price: £140.00
1430
George III Dove back teaspoon London circa 1770

A George III Hanoverian teaspoon with Dove back made in London circa 1770, initialled {A}.
Price: £135.00

 


8434
George III Old English mashing spoon James Erskine Aberdeen A George III Old English pattern mashing spoon, by James Erskine of Aberdeen (active 1792-1820), c. 1800, initialled {JAMC} .
Price: £135.00
7996z
George III Mashing spoon James Smith Aberdeen circa 1780 Old English A George III Old English pattern mashing spoon, by James Smith of Aberdeen (active 1778-1828), c. 1790, initialled {MM} .
Price: £135.00
7995z
Six George III Old English teaspoons brightcut William Welch Exeter 1809 A set of six George III Old English pattern teaspoons with bright-cut engraving, by William Welch Exeter 1809, initialled {JP} .
Price: £130.00
8101

A George III Hanoverian pattern teaspoon with 'Hearts of Oak' back made in London circa 1760 by William Tant.

Price: £125.00

The medal issued for the coronation of George III (1738-1820) in 1760 carries, on the reverse, the same emblem as on this spoon. George III was the first monarch of the Hanoverian dynasty to have been born in Britain and have English as his first language and in his accession speech he stated that he 'gloried in the name of Britain'. This is the reason for the 'British' used in the design of this spoon and the medal along with the heart and the patriotic oakleaves. In 1759 David Garrick had written the lyrics for Heart of Oak- a song for his pantomime Harlequin's Invasion (the music was written by William Boyce).

 


8634
George II Hanoverian basket of flowers back teaspoon circa 1750

A George III Hanoverian pattern pictureback teaspoon with chased 'basket of flowers' back made in London or possibly provincial circa 1750, crested with a bird inside a snake on a mound.

Price: £125.00

Although 'basket of flower' back teaspoons are not uncommon the method of decoration on this one is unusual. It is possible that it is an early provincial example of a pictureback produced by this method because the maker did not have access to the dies used in London but sadly the marks do not make it possible to be certain.

 


8602
George III Old English teaspoon Celtic Point Gibraltar Henry Cowper circa 1790

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with Celtic point made in Gibraltar circa 1790 by Henry Cowper, initialled {RMK [over] AR}.
Price: £125.00

8296
William IV Old England pattern teaspoon London 1835 Jonathan Hayne

A William IV Old England pattern teaspoon, by Jonathan Hayne London 1835, initialled {MBB} .
Price: £125.00

2 spoons available

7788z
George II Hanoverian teaspoon Chester circa 1730 Benjamin Pemberton A George II Hanoverian pattern teaspoon, by Benjamin Pemberton Chester circa 1730, initialled {S [over] MB [over] WM} .
Price: £125.00
7615
Fiddle Shell teaspoon London 1809 Godbehere Wigan Bult engraved "God be here"

A George III Fiddle Shell pattern teaspoon, by Godbehere, Wigan and Bult London 1809, engraved on the back of the bowl {GOD be here} .
Price: £125.00
                                                                                              

The intriguing engraving on the reverse of the bowl of this spoon is likely to be a reference to Samuel Godbehere, the senior partner in the firm whose maker's mark is on it. Samuel Godbehere (c. 1755-1818) was elected an Alderman of the City of London in 1809 (the first member of the Needlemakers' Company to rise to this rank). He went on to stand for Lord Mayor in 1816, 1817 and 1818 but was unsuccessful on all occasions.

6866
 Teaspoon An Old English teaspoon, by Peter and Jonathan Bateman London 1791, crested with a wolf's head impaled by a spear .
Price: £125.00
5754
6 Kings pattern egg spoons 1911 Jackson and Fullerton A set of six King's pattern eggspoons with shell heels, by Jackson and Fullerton London 1911, crested with a talbot's head out of a coronet .
Price: £120.00
6697
 Teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon with 'tea plant' back, by Robert Sallam London circa 1770, initialled {JSF} .
Price: £120.00
6198
Twisted stem teaspoon A 'Scottish fiddle' pattern teaspoon with a twisted stem, by Francis Howden Edinburgh circa 1790 , initialled {C}.
Price: £120.00
5092z
Victorian rococo teaspoon London 1844 Edward Farrell

A Victorian teaspoon of rococo design (after a mid eighteenth century original) made in London in 1844 by Edward Farrell.

Price: £115.00

 

 


8704
Victorian Rose pattern teaspoon London 1846 William Eaton Keswick

A Victorian Rose pattern teaspoon with variant heel by William Eaton London 1846, crested for Keswick (as used by the branch of the family based at Eastwick Park, Surrey). .
Price: £115.00

The rise to prominence of the branch of the Keswick family based at Eastwick Park, a property they held from 1882 to 1913, started with William Keswick (1834-1912). He was taken into the business of his great-uncle William Jardine, co-founder of Jardine-Matheson and the link between the two families has continued. William's great grandson Sir Henry Keswick (b. 1938) is currently Chairman of Jardine-Matheson and the family have two senior representatives in the next generation).

7795z
Victorian Star and Cornucopia pattern teaspoon London 1842 William Eaton A Victorian Star and Cornucopia pattern teaspoon by William Eaton London 1842 and struck with a small foreign import mark, initialled {D} .
Price: £115.00
7794z
Victorian Princess Number one pattern teaspoon London 18  John James Whiting A Victorian Princess Number one pattern teaspoon, by John James Whiting London 1856, crested with an owl .
Price: £115.00
7797z
6 Teaspoons A set of six Old English teaspoons, by Peter, Ann and William Bateman London 1801, initialled {MO}.
Price: £115.00
4471z
George III Galleon back teaspoon London circa 1760

A George III Hanoverian pattern teaspoon with 'Galleon' back made in London circa 1760, initialled {JL} and {IP}

Price: £110.00

 


8635
George III Hanoverian pattern snuffspoon with fancy back London c. 1760 James Tookey

A George III Hanoverian pattern snuff spoon with fancy back (7 cm long) made in London circa 1760 by IT (probably James Tookey)

Price: £110.00

8249
George III Old English teaspoon with feather-edged shoulders twisted stem London circa 1770 Jonas Osborne

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with feather-edged shoulders and a twisted stem, by IO London circa 1770 (attributed to Jonas Osborne active 1769-1774), crested with a horse's head .
Price: £110.00

2 spoons available

7786z
George III Old English pattern teaspoon Feather edged on both sides back of bowl cast cartouche carrington shield John Harvey London circa 1770

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with feather-edge decoration on both sides (as well as the back of the bowl) and integral cartouche, by John Harvey I London circa 1770, crested with a demi-eagle pierced by an arrow in the cartouche and initialled {JMM} on the reverse .
Price: £110.00

2 spoons available

7784z
George III Plenty back hanoverian teaspoon London 1782 Thomas Wallis A George III Hanoverian pattern teaspoon with 'PLENTY' back, by Thomas Wallis London 1782 .
Price: £110.00
7464
George III Scottish Fiddle teaspoon Dundee circa 1800 Edward Livingstone

A George III Scottish fiddle pattern teaspoon, by Edward Livingstone of Dundee circa 1800, initialled {DB} .
Price: £110.00
The EL incuse mark on this spoon is not recorded in William Guthrie's 1994 Dundee Silver 1750-1850 or in Richard Turner's Directory of Scottish Provincial Silversmiths and their marks.

7250
2 Teaspoons A pair of Hanoverian teaspoons with unusual shell backs, by David Crawford Newcastle circa 1780, initialled {G [over] IM} .
Price: £110.00
6303
Flame-back teaspoon A flame-back Hanoverian teaspoon by Benjamin Cartwright London circa 1760.
Price: £110.00
5706
 Teaspoon A feather-edge teaspoon with shoulders, by Richard Richardson III of Chester circa 1765, initialled {P}.
Price: £110.00
4696
 Teaspoon An Old English teaspoon, by David Izatt of Banff circa 1800, initialled {C} .
Price: £110.00
6720z
 Teaspoon A Old English pattern teaspoon, Banff circa 1800 by David Izatt initialled {JJC}.
Price: £110.00
3315z
Victorian New Gothic pattern teaspoon London 1870 George Adams

A Victorian New Gothic pattern teaspoon made in London in 1870 by George Adams, crested with a lion passant on a cap of maintenance.
Price: £95.00

On page 147 of his Silver flatware (1983) Ian Pickford comments that New Gothic pattern is 'a rare Chawner and Co. pattern, the design of which was registered December 13th, 1854 and which appears in their pattern book. Odd pieces may be found; building a service would be extremely difficult'. A spoon of 1856 is illustrated on the same page of the book.


8463z
George III Old English teaspoon London 1790 Peter Jonathan Bateman London 1790

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon made in London in 1790 by Peter and Jonathan Bateman, initialled {TRS}
Price: £95.00

On the retirement of Hester Bateman in 1790, after 30 years running the manufactory in Bunhill Row, the family business was taken over by her sons Peter and Jonathan. However their partnership was a short one, only lasting until Jonathan's death in 1791.

8272
George III silver gilt teaspoon whiplash circa 1740

A George II cast silver-gilt teaspoon with whiplash terminal, unmarked circa 1740.
Price:SOLD

8319
George II Hanoverian rococo front back teaspoon London circa 1735

A George II Hanoverian pattern teaspoon with cast rococo decoration to the front and back of the stem and a shell back, circa 1760, initialled {H [over] W J}.
Price: £95.00

8214
George III Bright-cut teaspoon London 1785 Hester Bateman Duty Drawback

A George III 'Duty Drawback' Old English pattern teaspoon with bright-cut engraving (a.f.), by Hester Bateman London 1785, initialled {EGF} .
Price: £95.00

The 'Duty Drawback' or Exportation mark was struck on pieces during 1784-1785 to show that the pieces had been exported and the duty paid on them reimbursed. However it was found that striking an incuse punch into completed pieces caused damage and the mark was discontinued after only two years. Consequently this is the rarest English hallmark.

7594
George III Hanoverian teaspoon leopard's head crowned back teaspoon circa 1760 william Sudell A George III Hanoverian teaspoon, the back bearing a 'small leopard's head within a fancy cartouche', by William Sudell London circa 1760, initialled {KH} .
Price: £95.00
7156
Victorian Beaded urn front teaspoon London 1879 George Adams A Victorian beaded teaspoon with urn front, by George Adams London 1879, initialled {R} .
Price: £95.00
7039
Artichoke-back teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon with fancy front and artichoke back, by Owen Cassidy of Dublin (active 1756-1816) circa 1760, initialled {W [over] I* I} .
Price:SOLD
6085
George II silver gilt rococo teaspoon circa 1750

A George II cast silver-gilt teaspoon with rococo terminal, unmarked circa 1750.
Price:SOLD

8320
George II Hanoverian rococo teaspoon fluted bowl circa 1750

A George II Hanoverian pattern teaspoon with a fluted bowl and rococo decoration to the back and the front made in London circa 1750, initialled {H [over M K}.

Price: £95.00

 


8617
Fiddle Thread teaspoon cast engraved crest Robert Gray and Sons Glasgow Edinburgh 1818 A George III fiddle thread pattern teaspoon with die-cast helmet and engraved crest, by Robert Gray and Sons (of Glasgow) assayed in Edinburgh in 1818, the crest being that of a swan's head out of a coronet .
Price: £95.00
6825
 Teaspoon An Old English teaspoon made in Jersey, marked LC accompanied by a J and a pseudo-duty mark: These marks have been tentatively attributed to Mr. Chevalier of Jersey initialled {EG} .
Price: £95.00
5962
Mashing spoon An Old English pattern mashing spoon, made circa 1780.
Price:SOLD
5491
George III Fiddle pattern teaspoon Cork Whelpley c. 1810 Travis crest

A George III Fiddle pattern teaspoon, by John Whelpley Cork circa 1810, initialled {RT} and crested with a wolf for a member of the Travers family (described as being of 'Cork' or of 'County Cork') .
Price:SOLD

The Travers family seem to have been prominent in Cork and there were several Roberts and a Richard in the first quarter of the nineteenth century- one candidate for the owner of this spoon would be Robert Travers, Attorney of Cork who appears in the trade directories and married Harriet Belford in 1809.

7285
 Teaspoon An Old English teaspoon with two sets of hallmarks for London 1799 made by Godbehere, Wigan and Boult .
Price: £90.00
5996
2 Teaspoons A pair of Hanoverian teaspoons, by John Clayton London circa 1745, crested with a wolf's head out of a coronet.
Price:SOLD
5120
George IV Coburg pattern teaspoon London 1830 James Beebe A George IV Coburg pattern teaspoon, by James Beebe London 1830 .
Price:SOLD
7275
George III Hanoverian teaspoon wheatsheaf back Plenty London 1770 Thomas Woodhouse

A George III Hanoverian teaspoon with Wheatsheaf or Plenty back made in London circa 1770 by Thomas Woodhouse.

Price: £85.00

2 spoons available

 


8693
George III Old English Feather edge cartouche Carrington shield teaspoon London 1780 arms Perrot

A George III Old English teaspoon with Feather-edge border and cartouche (sometimes called Carrington Shield) teaspoon made in London circa 1780, engraved with the arms of a spinster member of the Perrott family.
Price: £85.00

 

8290
China Trade Fiddle Thread and Shell pattern teaspoon Sun Shing Canton circa 1830 A Fiddle Thread and Shell pattern teaspoon, by Sun Shing of Canton circa 1830.
Price: £85.00
8104
George VI teaspoon Birmingham 1938 Arthur Price and Company die-cast crest Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI)

A George VI teaspoon with the die-cast crest of Imperial Chemical Industries, by Arthur Price and Company Limited Birmingham 1938
Price: £85.00
Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) was founded in 1926 by the merger of Brunner Mond, Nobel Explosives, the United Alkali Company and the British Dyestuffs Corporation. The company produced a very wide range of chemical products, including paint, dyes, fertilisers and insecticides, and had a turnover of twenty seven million pounds in its first year.

The crest on this spoon was used by the Company for advertising ─ including on playing cards an example of which accompanies this spoon ─ but it is possible that this spoon was made for use within the Company (perhaps in the board room).

7145
A Military Thread and Shell teaspoon London 1819 Eley and Fearn A George III Military thread-and-shell variant teaspoon with fluted bowl, by William Eley and William Fearn London 1819 .
Price:SOLD
6849
Victorian teaspoon integral garter Sheffield 1866 Walker and Hall A Victorian teaspoon with threaded stem and integral garter (struck with a registration diamond for 1859), by Walker & Hall Sheffield 1866, crested with a hand .
Price: £85.00
7798z
 Teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon with a 'double shell and twiddle' back, by Marmaduke Daintry London circa 1745, initialled {WC} .
Price: £85.00
6428
 Teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon with fancy front and scroll back, made in London by William London circa 1760, initialled {S [over] IM} .
Price: £85.00
6387
Basket of Flowers teaspoon A 'Basket of Flowers' back teaspoon, by Thomas Woodhouse London circa 1770, initialled {MW}.
Price: £85.00
5549
2 Teaspoons

A pair of Old English teaspoons with bright-cut cartouches and initials - one York 1798 by Hampston and Prince; the other London 1797 by Eley and Fearn.
Price: £80.00

The bright-cutting on both these spoons is similar to that on a pair of sugar tongs assayed in York between 1801-1804 (see Michael Baggott's 'Illustrated Guide to York Hallmarks 1776-1858' [2010], figure 294) and could thus indicate a link between the silversmiths of London and York
2 pairs of spoons available

4548
2 Teaspoons A pair of brightcut teaspoons by ?John Sheils? Dublin 1787 - 1793 initialled {E} over {PL}.
Price: £80.00
2671a
George II Hanoverian fancy back teaspoon London circa 1740 Marmaduke Daintry

George II Hanoverian pattern teaspoon with a fancy back depicting flowers made in London circa 1740 by Marmaduke Daintry.
Price: £75.00

5 spoons available

8208
George III Old English Feather edge teaspoon London circa 1770 Hester Bateman

A George III Old English teaspoon with feather-edged borders made in London circa 1770 by Hester Bateman, initialled {IP}

Price: £75.00

4 spoons available

 

 


8709
Fiddle pattern teaspoon Dumfries circa 1800 Alexander Cunningham A George III fiddle pattern teaspoon, by Alexander Campbell of Greenock circa 1800, initialled {JW} .
Price: £75.00
6907z
Tamworth pattern teaspoon George Adams 1865 A Tamworth pattern teaspoon, by George Adams London 1865.
Price: £75.00
5663
 Teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon with shell back, by Pentecost Symonds, Exeter circa 1750, initialled {T [over] E E } .
Price: £75.00
6504
 Teaspoon A single-struck teaspoon of unrecorded 'Ivy' pattern, by George Adams London 1859, initialled {PW}.
Price: £75.00
5729
 Teaspoon A floral 'fancy back' teaspoon, by Hester Bateman London circa 1770, initalled {SIM}.
Price: £75.00
5447
 Teaspoon A shell back teaspoon, by Pierre Amiraux Jersey circa 1770, initialled {MM}.
Price:SOLD
5506
 Teaspoon

A Louis XV pattern teaspoon made in London in 1860 by John Samuel Hunt crested with a bull's head out of a coronet.
Price: £75.00

2 spoons available

 

3456
 Teaspoon An Elizabethan pattern teaspoon, by George Adams London 1869.
Price:SOLD
5374
 Teaspoon An Irish fancy front teaspoon with scroll back, Dublin circa 1775 by IC (perhaps forJohn Craig).
Price: £75.00
4103
 Teaspoon A fancy-back teaspoon, by George Smith, London circa 1770, initialled {SAA}.
Price:SOLD
4348
 Teaspoon

An Irish fancy front teaspoon with scroll back, Dublin circa 1775 by RL.
Price: £75.00

The mark is noted in Jackson's Silver and Gold Marks (p. 654) but not associated with any specific maker

4104
 Teaspoon A feather-edge and cartouche teaspoon with shoulders, by William Turton, London circa 1775, initialled {EW}.
Price:SOLD
2 spoons available
4557
2 Teaspoons A pair of fiddle pattern teaspoons with rat-tail, Dublin, 1829, by Samuel Neville initialled {W}.
Price: £72.00
2864a
George III twist stem fluted bowl teaspoon London c. 1780

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with shoulders, a twisted stem and a fluted bowl, unmarked circa 1780, crested for Neve or Le Neve.
Price: £70.00

Provenance: Collection of A. B. L. Dove FSA

8288
 Teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon with shell back, by Edward Bennett London circa 1740, initialled {A O} .
Price:SOLD
6429
 Teaspoon An Old English teaspoon with wrigglework border, by Hester Bateman London circa 1780, crested with a mitre for BERKELEY.
Price:SOLD
5866
George IV Fiddle pattern teaspoon Aberdeen circa 1830 John Garden

A George IV Fiddle pattern teaspoon made in Aberdeen circa 1830 by John Garden (active 1825-1831), initialled {G J McT}.
Price: £65.00

 


8542
Victorian Fiddle pattern teaspoon John Sturrock Montrose circa 1860 A fiddle pattern teaspoon, by James Sturrock of Montrose circa 1860, initialled {JBA} .
Price: £65.00
7229
Victorian teaspoon twisted stem satyr London 1842 William Eaton

A Victorian teaspoon with twisted stem, shell bowl and cast finial decorated with a Satyr's head, by William Eaton London 1842, initialled {JTT} .
Price: £65.00

2 spoons available

7792z
 Teaspoon A bright-cut Celtic point teaspoon with a ribbon above the cartouche, Dublin circa 1795, crested with a lion rampant .
Price: £65.00
5916
 Teaspoon A Celtic Point teaspoon, by J. Bayly Dublin circa 1800, crested with a demi lion rampant holding an orb..
Price: £65.00
5141z
 Teaspoon

A Hanoverian teaspoon with fancy back, by Henry Daniel London circa 1780, initialled {L} [over] {MD}.
Price: £65.00

4963z
 Teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon with 'artichoke front' and reeded borders, unmarked circa 1730, crested with a greyhound .
Price:SOLD
6432z
 3 Teaspoons Three Hanoverian teaspoons, London circa 1755 by Richard Hawkins, initialled {HGM}.
Price: £60.00
3718
George III Old English pattern teaspoon London 1805 Thomas Wallis The Falcon Waltham Cross

A George III Old English teaspoon made in London in 1805 by Thomas Wallis, initialled on the front {H} and engraved on the back {Falcon, Waltham Cross}

Price: £58.00

The Falcon Hotel on the High Street in Waltham Cross is recorded as early as 1617 with stabling for three horses. After 1756 it became a coaching inn and by 1830 the Falcon was the final stop on the Hull mail coach before it reached London. It was rebuilt in around 1899 , on a location near to the original, at the same time as the Eleanor Cross was restored, and became home to the South Herts Automobile Club before being demolished in 1974.

 


8673
Old English pattern teaspoon Samuel Green Cork Dublin 1811 Travers

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon, by Samuel Green of Cork but assayed in Dublin in 1811, {RT} and crested with a wolf for a member of the Travers family (described as being of 'Cork' or of 'County Cork') .
Price: £58.00

The Travers family seem to have been prominent in Cork and there were several Roberts and a Richard in the first quarter of the nineteenth century- one candidate for the owner of this spoon would be Robert Travers, Attorney of Cork who appears in the trade directories and married Harriet Belford in 1809. Interestingly the engraving of the crest and initials would appear to be by the same hand as that on a Fiddle pattern teaspoon owned by the same man- our stock number 7285.

7618
George III Hanoverian teaspoon Birmingham 1777 by Samuel Pemberton

A George III Hanoverian pattern teaspoon made in Birmingham in 1777 by Samuel Pemberton, initialled {S*D}.
Price: £58.00

2 spoons available

 


8403
 Teaspoon An Old English teaspoon, by Peter and William Bateman London 1814, engraved Nursery on the reverse .
Price: £58.00
6532
 Teaspoon An Old English teaspoon, by Hester Bateman London 1788, initialled {A I E}.
Price: £58.00
5600
 Teaspoon A Scottish fiddle pattern teaspoon, made in Edinburgh circa 1790 by David Elder.
Price:SOLD
4165
 Teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon with cast front and artichoke back, London circa 1760 initialled {S} over {WEB} beneath an eagle.
Price: £58.00
4078
George III Old English Feather edge cartouche London circa 1780 Thomas Evans

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with Feather-edged borders and integral cartouche (sometimes called Carrington Shield) made in London circa 1780 by Thomas Evans, initialled {AC}.

Price: £55.00

 


8616
 Teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon with unusual shell back, by David Crawford Newcastle circa 1780, initialled {G [over] IM} .
Price: £55.00
2 spoons available
6305
 Teaspoon A hammered spoon with pierced floral finial, by HM (anchor between), Australian circa 1920 .
Price: £55.00
6033
 Teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon with cast front and shell back, London circa 1750 perhaps by Richard Gosling, engraved with an armorial of a spread eagle.
Price:SOLD
4224
 Teaspoon An Old English teaspoon, by John Ollivant (of Manchester) Chester probably 1786, initialled {L}.
Price:SOLD
4368
 Teaspoon An oar-pattern teaspoon, Perth circa 1810 by William Ritchie.
Price: £53.00
3346
Victorian Fiddle Thread and Shell pattern eggspoon George Adams London 1872

A Victorian Fiddle Thread and Shell pattern egg spoon, by George Adams London 1872.
Price:SOLD

 

8114
George III Hanoverian teaspoon Aberdeen 1774-1782 James Law 7487
George III Old English Feather edge cartouche teaspoon London circa 1770

A George III Old English Feather-edge and Cartouche pattern (Carrington Shield) teaspoon, London circa 1770 probably by Hester Bateman, initialled {SH} .
Price: £52.00

2 spoons available

7305
 Teaspoon An Old English teaspoon, by Hester Bateman London 1789, initialled {L}.
Price: £52.00
2 spoons available
5647
 Teaspoon A feather-edged teaspoon, by Edward Sawyer, Birmingham 1776, initialled {MD}.
Price:SOLD
4317
A feather-edged teaspoon, by Edward Sawyer, Birmingham 1776, initialled {MD}.
Price:
4318
George III Old English teaspoon An Old English pattern teaspoon, by Richard Jenkins Exeter circa 1790 , crested for the Mydhope family of Yorkshire and initialled on the reverse {XON} .
Price: £50.00
7683
George III Hanoverian pattern teaspoon chased decoration circa 1760 A George III Hanoverian pattern teaspoon with chased decoration, London circa 1760 .
Price: £50.00
7414
 Teaspoon A feather-edge teaspoon with shoulders, by David Edmond of Edinburgh circa 1775, initialled {AG} .
Price: £50.00
6299
 Teaspoon A feather-edge teaspoon with shoulders, by David Edmond of Edinburgh circa 1775, initialled {AG} .
Price: £50.00
6299
 Teaspoon A feather-edge teaspoon with shoulders, by James Hewitt of Edinburgh circa 1775, initialled {AG} .
Price: £50.00
6300
 Teaspoon A Celtic point teaspoon, by John Shiels Dublin circa 1790, initialled {EMM} .
Price: £49.00
5880
Victorian Fiddle pattern teaspoon Malta 1856 Emidio Cretien crest Wynter Kelly Ireland

A Victorian fiddle pattern teaspoon, by Emidio Critien Malta 1856, engraved with the crest and motto of the Ireland family above the initials WKI for Captain Wynder Kelly Ireland RN (1826-1856).
Price:SOLD

Captain Wynder Kelly Ireland RN (1828-1856) was the son of Captain Richard Ireland CB of the British Army. He was born at Roscommon in Ireland and entered the Royal Navy as a Gentleman's Cadet with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant on 17th December 1844 and, having spent 3 months at the Royal Naval College. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1848 and served on several ships before being posted to the Baltic in 1854. His Naval record (a copy of which is available with this spoon) shows that he 'served in the Black Sea [aboard H.M.S. Hannibal], from November 1854 to April 1855. Engaged in the nightly attacks against the sea batteries of Sebastopol.. [and] served [aboard H.M.S. Gladiator] in the Flying Squadron under the Command of Sir H. Stewart at the atttack and capture of the forts on Kinburn Spit in October 1855' as well as in the Blockade of Odessa. He was promoted to Captain on 22nd March 1856 and returned to Portsmouth via the Mediterranean where both H. M. S. Hannibal and H. M. S. Gladiator are recorded after the Crimean War. He died of apoplexy on 17th December 1856.

7079
George III teaspoon London 1797 Old English

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon made in London in 1797 (with the Duty mark used between 30th May and 5th July), initialled {T over WM}.
Price: £48.00

The duty on silver in Great Britain, payment of which was signified by the King's head, was doubled in 1797 to 1s per Troy Ounce to help finance the war against France. In Birmingham, Newcastle, Sheffield and York this was shown by the striking of two King's heads, but in London and Exeter cusps were added to the edge of the punch. The hallmarks prior to the increase can be seen on this spoon and those after 5th July 1797 on stock number 7222.

Provenance: Collection of A. B. L. Dove FSA

8283
George III Fancyback teaspoon London 1783 William Chawner

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with fancy back, by William Chawner London 1783, initialled {EL}
Price: £48.00

2 spoons available

7911
George III Feather edge cartouche (Carrington Shield) pattern teaspoon circa 1780

A George III feather edge and cartouche (Carrington Shield) pattern teaspoon, London circa 1780, initialled {JT} .
Price: £48.00

2 spoons available

7412
Fiddle pattern teaspoon Aberdeen c. 1825 William Whitecross A fiddle pattern teaspoon, by William Whitecross Aberdeen circa 1825, initialled {JHM} .
Price: £48.00
6794
 Teaspoon A feather-edge-and-cartouche (Carrington Shield) pattern teaspoon, circa 1790 marked with a lion passant only.
Price: £48.00
2 spoons available
4922
 Coffee spoon A bright-cut coffee spoon, by George Adams London 1872, with {JCB} in a monogram.
Price: £48.00
4619
George III Old English Feather-edge teaspoon London 1798 Peter Anne Bateman

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with feather-edged borders made in London in 1798 by Peter and Anne Bateman.

Price: £45.00

2 spoons available


8701
Elizabeth II Chased Vine pattern teaspoon Birmingham 1968 John Rose

An Elizabeth II Chased Vine pattern teaspoon made in Birmingham in 1968 by John Rose.
Price: £45.00

Chased Vine pattern was first produced in the early nineteenth century and Ian Pickford comments in his Silver flatware (1983) that it has been 'made intermittently up to the present day and [is] still in production'.


8464z
George III Scottish Fiddle pattern teaspoon London 1804

A George III "Scottish Fiddle" pattern teaspoon made in London in 1804 (with the Duty mark used between May 30th 1804 and 10th October 1804) by John Blake.
Price: £45.00

The duty on silver was increased again in October 1804, again in a time of miltary threat from France, and this time to 1s 3d per Troy Ounce. This spoon carries the marks stamped prior to the change ( from 11th October 1804 London added a single cusp).

Provenance: Collection of A. B. L. Dove FSA

8281
George IV Fiddle pattern teaspoon Chester 1829 John Coakley

A George IV Fiddle pattern teaspoon, by John Coakley Chester 1829, initialled {RED} .
Price:SOLD

 

7709
George III Old English beaded teaspoon London 1780 Hester Bateman 7377
George III Feather-edge teaspoon London circa 1780 Hester Bateman

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with feather-edge border, by Hester Bateman London circa 1770, initialled {B [over] I E} .
Price: £45.00

4 spoons available

7360
George III Old English teaspoon shell back Thomas Eustace Exeter circa 1775 A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with a shell back, by Thomas Eustace Exeter circa 1780, initialled {JES} .
Price: £45.00
7314
Salt shovel An Old English salt shovel, by Samuel Godbehere and Edward Wigan London 1789.
Price: £45.00
4520
 Teaspoon A brightcut fiddle pattern teaspoon, London 1791 by William Sumner II.
Price: £45.00
3270
 Teaspoon A fiddle pattern teaspoon, London 1848 by George Jamieson of Aberdeen (with additional ABDn mark).
Price: £45.00
3519
Victorian Old English pattern eggspoon London 1837 Robert Williams Bristol An Old English pattern egg spoon, by Robert Williams London 1837, crested with an eagle's head ducally gorged.
Price:SOLD
8116
George III Old English teaspoon brightcut London circa 1780 Benjamin Mordecai

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with bright-cut decoration made in London circa 1780 by Benjamin Mordecai.

Price: £42.00

 

 


8714
George III Old English teaspoon small London circa 1780 TW

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon of unusually small size (10.50 cm) made in London circa 1780 by Thomas Wallis.
Price: £42.00

 


8435
George III Old English teaspoon London 1785 Hester Bateman

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon made in London in 1785 by Hester Bateman, initialled {T [over] B A}.
Price: £42.00

2 spoons available

 


8423
George III Old English teaspoon Feather-edge London circa 1775 George Smith

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with Feather-edge borders made in London circa 1775 by George Smith, initialled {HS} and engraved Halley
Price: £42.00

The engraved name Halley in combination with the initials suggests an owner with the relatively unusual first name Halley and a surname beginning with S. There are two possibilities baptised in London in the second half of the 18th century. The first is Halley Speering, son of another Halley and his wife Dorothy, who was baptised at St. Andrews, Holborn on 17th January 1762. The second is Halley Stephen, son of John and his wife Elizabeth, who was baptised at St. Nicholas' Church, Plumstead on 27th June 1773. On balance Halley Stephen seems the more likely candidate given the date and the fact that the engraved name on the spoon would not have helped Halley Speering as it could also have referred to his father.

Provenance: Collection of A. B. L. Dove FSA

8285
George III Old English wrigglework teaspoon London 1780 Hester Bateman

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with wrigglework borders made in London circa 1780 by Hester Bateman, initialled {ES} within an engraved cartouche.
Price: £42.00

Provenance: Collection of A. B. L. Dove FSA

8286
George III Hanoverian pattern teaspoon London circa 1780 George Smith A George III Hanoverian teaspoon, by George Smith of London circa 1780, initialled {MQ} .
Price: £42.00
8091
George III Old English Thread teaspoon dessertspoon London 1791 Richard Crossley A George III Old English Thread pattern large teaspoon/small dessertspoon, by Richard Crossley London 1791 .
Price: £42.00
7407
 Teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon, by John Clayton London circa 1745, crested with a wolf's head out of a coronet.
PriceSOLD
5118
Victorian Fiddle pattern eggspoon London 1845 George Adams A Fiddle pattern egg spoon, by George Adams London 1845, engraved with two crests: a demi ostrich out of a coronet and a man's head.
Price:SOLD
8117
 Teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon by Thomas Tookey London circa 1775, initialled {SF}.
Price: £40.00
4970z
A shellback teaspoon by John Montgomery(?), London 1740 or circa initialled{IG} over {MG}.
Price: £40.00
6087
 Teaspoon A fiddle pattern teaspoon with bright-cut decoration and without shoulders , by William Eley, London 1796, initialled {JMC}.
Price: £39.00
4 spoons available
4394
 Teaspoon A bright-cut Celtic point teaspoon, Dublin circa 1800 by J.S (probably John Shiels) .
Price:SOLD
5919
George III Old English teaspoon Newcastle 1800 Dorothy Langlands

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon in unusually good condition made in Newcastle circa 1800 by Dorothy Langlands, initialled {REH}.

Price: £38.00

The orientation of these initials suggests that they may have been supplied to a North American customer.


8629
George III Old English Feather edge cartouche teaspoon London circa 1780 Charles Hougham

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with Feather-edged borders made in London circa 1780 by Charles Hougham, initialled {WH}.

Price: £38.00

 


8615
George III Old English beaded teaspoon London circa 1780 John Lambe

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with beaded borders made in London c. 1780 by John Lambe, initialled {C}
Price: £38.00

Provenance: Collection of A. B. L. Dove FSA

8284
 Teaspoon An Old English teaspoon with characteristic Channel Islands bright-cutting, by William Bateman London 1825, initialled {H.L.P.} on the reverse of the stem and {FELL C} in the cartouche.
Price: £38.00
6379
 Teaspoon An Old English teaspoon, by Jonas Osborne Dublin c. 1800, initialled {M [over] TG} .
Price: £38.00
6316
George III Old English brightcut teaspoon London 1785 Charles Hougham A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with bright-cut decoration, by Charles Hougham London 1785.
Price: £38.00
8121
George III Old English teaspoon shoulders Feather edge London circa 1780 WT

A George III Old English teaspoon with shoulders and feather-edge borders made in London circa 1770 by WT, initialled {S [over] GE}.
Price: £38.00

Stock numbers 8338-8341 were bought as part of the same set in around 1770. It is interesting to note that the owner, or given the extreme similarity between the spoons, more likely the retailer employed two different spoonmakers to complete the order and also two different engravers (both of whose work can be seen on spoons by both makers).

Provenance: Collection of A. B. L. Dove FSA

One of two spoons by this maker available


8340
George III Old English teaspoon shoulders feather edge London circa 1780 George Smith

A George III Old English teaspoon with shoulders and feather-edge borders made in London circa 1770 by George Smith, initialled {S [over] GE}.
Price: £38.00

Stock numbers 8338-8341 were bought as part of the same set in around 1770. It is interesting to note that the owner, or given the extreme similarity between the spoons, more likely the retailer employed two different spoonmakers to complete the order and also two different engravers (both of whose work can be seen on spoons by both makers).

Provenance: Collection of A. B. L. Dove FSA

One of two spoons by this maker available

8338
 Teaspoon A brightcut Celtic point teaspoon, Dublin circa 1795 by John Daly, initialled {ECS} .
Price: £38 .00
5920
George III Fiddle Thread teaspoon London  1806 Mary Sumner Earl Elgin Marbles

A George III Fiddle Thread pattern teaspoon, by Mary Sumner London 1806, engraved with the crest and coronet of Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin (1766-1841).
Price:SOLD

Thomas Bruce (1766-1841) was educated at Harrow and Westiminster before studying at the Universities of St. Andrews and Paris. He inherited the Earldom of Elgin from his brother in 1771 (who had survived his father by less than a year) and joined the army in 1785, rising to the rank of full General by 1837. Elgin also served as a representative peer in Parliament from 1790-1807 and 1820-1841 and had a distinguished diplomatic career. He was sent to Vienna in 1790, Brussels 1792-1795, Berlin 1795-1799 and Constantinople 1799-1803.

It was on this last posting that he engineered the purchase of the friezes from the Parthenon in Athens now better known as the 'Elgin Marbles'. Despite his grand lineage (the family had received their Earldom in 1633 and were believed to have been descended from an illegitimate son of King Robert the Bruce) this purchase (estimated at £74,000) was funded by the lands and income of his heiress wife Mary (nee Nisbet). In 1816 the friezes were purchased from the Earl by the British nation for £35,000 and placed in the British Museum. In 1808 the Earl and Countess were divorced by Act of Parliament and she married the co-respondent in the case Robert Ferguson of Raith (see item 8105 on https://www.schredds.com/butter.htm). In 1810 the Earl married Elizabeth Oswald, youngest daughter of James Townsend Oswald of Dunnikeir, Auditor of the Exchequer. The Earl died in 1841, his first wife in 1855 and his widow in 1860.

8158
George III Old English teaspoon London 1788 Thomas Wallis

A George III Old English teaspoon made in London in 1788 by Thomas Wallis, with trace initials.
Price: £35.00

The small dot within the Duty mark on this spoon is known as a Grant dot. Further details about this can be found in an article by Dr. L. Delmas in the Finial (the Journal of the Silver Spoon Club of Great Britain) in 2017.

Provenance: Collection of A. B. L. Dove FSA

8336
George III Old English teaspoon London 1815 Lias

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon made in London in 1815 (with the Duty mark used between May 30th and 13th June) by John Lias, initialled {ML}
Price: £35.00

1815 saw two changes to the duty on silver- from 14th June a statute was passed to show that pieces were stamped after the Irish duty had been harmonised with the English one and from 1st September the duty was increased to 1s 6d per Troy Ounce. This spoon carries the marks used in the 14 days before either change was instituted- this short time period making it a comparatively rare set of marks (even taking into account London's high volume of production).

Provenance: Collection of A. B. L. Dove FSA

8282
George III Brightcut teaspoon London circa 1780 John Lambe A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with bright-cut decoration forming a lozenge shaped cartouche, by John Lambe London circa 1780, initialled {MP} .
Price: £35.00
7865
George II Hanoverian teaspoon London 1739-1755 George Hindmarsh A George II Hanoverian teaspoon with skeletal drop, by George Hindmarsh London 1739-1755, initialled {RP} .
Price: £35.00
7260
 Teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon with shell back, London 1782 by TW — probably for Thomas Wallis, initialled {G} over {IC}.
Price: £35.00
2 spoons available
5012
 Teaspoon A Hanoverian Celtic point teaspoon with double beaded border, by George Adams London 1876, initialled {N}.
Price: £35.00
2 spoons available
4846
 Teaspoon A fiddle pattern teaspoon, by William Jamieson  Aberdeen circa 1830, initialled {SCR}.
Price: £35.00
4470z
 Teaspoon A feather-edge teaspoon, struck with maker's mark IS - attributable to James Scott of Dublin circa 1800, initialled CW.
Price: £35.00 
4 spoons available in total
4236
A Hanoverian shellback teaspoon maker's mark struck half-off spoon, London 1782.
Price: £35.00
6372
George II Hanoverian teaspoon London circa 1730 A George II Hanoverian pattern teaspoon, London circa 1730, crested with a goat's head out of a coronet .
PriceSOLD
7194
George III Old English Bright-cut teaspoon London 1795 Urquhart Hart

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with bright-cut engraving, by Daniel Urquhart and Napthali Hart London 1792, initialled {EJ} .
Price: £30.00

 

7395
George III Old English teaspoon Birmingham 1816 Edward Thomasson

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon, by (Sir) Edward Thomasson Birmingham 1816, initialled {C [over] TE} .
Price: £30.00

4 spoons available

Sir Edward Thomasson (c. 1769-1849) was the son of a bucklemaker but apprenticed to Matthew Boulton (1728-1809). He took over his father's business around 1793 and greatly expanded the range and scale of goods he produced. In addition to his business career he served as High Bailiff of Birmingham in 1818 and Vice-Consul for the town of Birmingham for the governments of Russia, France, Prussia, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Sweden and Norway and received Orders of Chivalry from these and other nations. He received his British knighthood in 1832.

7301
George III Old English teaspoon  London 1814 Peter William Bateman

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon by Peter and William Bateman London 1814, initialled {TM}.
Price: £28.00

2 spoons available

7698z
 Teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon, by Thomas Tookey London circa 1760.
Price:SOLD
4892
A shellback Hanoverian teaspoon maker's mark overstruck by sterling lion, scratch initials HW .
Price: £28.00
5119
Mustard spoon A fiddle pattern mustard spoon, by William Traies London 1825, initialled {RSG}.
Price: £27.00
4587
George III Old English bright-cut teaspoon London 1785 Samuel Godbehere

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with bright-cut decoration, by Samuel Godbehere London 1785, initialled {M [over] W L} .
Price: £26.00

3 spoons available

7973
 Teaspoon A bright-cut teaspoon, London 1787 by Thomas Wallis (using a mark he went on to register in 1792), initialled {H}.
Price: £26.00
3 spoons available
3907
George III Old English teaspoon London 1799 Peter Ann Bateman

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon made in London in 1799 by Peter and Ann Bateman.
Price: £25.00

 


8358
George III Old English pattern bright-cut teaspoon Richard Crossley 1796

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with bright-cut decoration, by Richard Crossley London 1796, initialled {E} .
Price: £25.00

5 single spoons available

7453
George III Old English teaspoon Brightcut London 1794 George Gray overstriking Batemans A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with bright-cut decoration, London 1794 by George Gray overstriking another (probably the Batemans), initialled {MD} .
Price:SOLD
7244
A shellback teaspoon by Benjamin Cartwright, London circa 1760.
Price: £25.00
7267
George III Fiddle pattern teaspoon Dublin 1805 Samuel Neville crest Hanmer

A George III fiddle pattern teaspoon, by Samuel Neville Dublin circa 1805, engraved with the crest and motto of Hanmer .
Price:SOLD

7120
 Teaspoon An Old English teaspoon, London 1802 by Solomon Hougham.
Price: £25.00
2 spoons available 
3659
George III Old English teaspoon Brightcut London 1804 Peter Anne William Bateman

A George III Old English pattern teaspoon with bright-cut decoration made in London in 1804 by Peter, Anne and William Bateman.
Price: £24.00

8204
George III Old English Bright-cut teaspoon London 1788 A George III Old English teaspoon with bright-cut decoration, by Richard Crossley London 1788 .
Price:SOLD
7864
 Teaspoon A fiddle thread teaspoon, by William Sumner London 1790, crested for Fowke .
Price:SOLD
6170
 Teaspoon A brightcut teaspoon, London 1796 probably by Peter and Ann Bateman, initialled {HH}.
Price:SOLD
5416
George III Old English teaspoon London circa 1770 Jonas Osborne

A George III Old English teaspoon, by Jonas Osborne London circa 1770 .
Price: £22.00

 

6980
 Teaspoon

A bright-cut teaspoon by George Gray overstriking another (probably Peter, Ann and William Bateman) London 1804.
Price: £22.00

The combination of the Duty Mark and the date letter on this piece show that it was assayed between 30th May and 10th October 1804.

6679
George III Old English teaspoon London 1807 Godbehere Wigan Boult An Old English pattern teaspoon, London 1807 by Samuel Godbehere, Edward Wigan and John Boult .
Price: £22.00
7887
Bright-cut teaspoon Prince of Wales feathers cartouche London 1801 George Gray A George III bright-cut teaspoon, by George Gray London 1801 .
Price: £22.00
6676
 Teaspoon A Hanoverian teaspoon by HB, perhaps Henry Bickerton, London circa 1765 initialled {AC}.
Price: £22.00
1359
 Teaspoon An Old English teaspoon, by George Smith London 1789, crested for Fowke .
Price: £19.00
6169
 Teaspoon An Old English teaspoon, by Richard Ferris, Exeter circa 1800, initialled {JAH}.
Price: £17.50
4562