M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
FINE SET OF SIX EARLY GEORGE III SILVER HANOVERIAN TABLESPOONS
* William Cripps London, 1762
Of heavy gauge silver and bottom struck, having upturned tips and deep oval bowls,
each with single drop heel;
the terminals with engraved crest for the family of Buckle:
out of a ducal coronet or a demi-ounce argent
* William Cripps, working from 1738-1767, apprenticed to the well known
Huguenot silversmith David Willaume.
"As one might expect from his training under David Willaume,
Cripps became an accomplished craftsman and a versatile exponent of the rococo style;
to judge from his surviving pieces, he enjoyed a considerable clientele".
pp. 479-80, London Goldsmiths, 1697-1837, Grimwade
Provenance: A Scottish Estate
Family of Buckle
The family of Buckle originally stemmed from Sir Cuthbert Buckle
(born 1533 died 1st July 1594), of Brough-under-Stainmore in the County of Westmorland.
Sir Cuthbert was a Citizen and Alderman of the City of London,
who served as Lord Mayor of London for the year 1593-94, dying in office.
Sir Cuthbert had a son by his second wife, Elizabeth (died November 1694), daughter of Thomas Maston.
This son was Sir Christopher Buckle (died 1660).
Sir Christopher purchased the estate of Burrough (later called Burgh) in the Parish of Banstead in the County of Surrey in 1614.
The family consolidated their land holdings in around Banstead building another house, Nork House nearby.
Later generations of the family established themselves in the neighbouring counties of Sussex and Hampshire.
It is interesting to note that, given these tablespoons have a connection with Scotland,
Sir Cuthbert's great great great great grandson, John Buckle (born 1792 died 1863)
settled in Scotland residing firstly at New Hall* (see below), Gifford in the County of Haddingtonshire,
and later at Wharton House, Edinburgh.
I think we may safely conjecture that John had in his possession items of family plate, porcelain and other chattels
were in all probability these tablespoons that made their way from south east England
to the Lothians of Scotland in and around Scotland's capital, Edinburgh.
John married firstly on the 1st November 1817, Isabella (baptised 10th November 1791, died unknown but before 1834),
daughter of Edward Hay-Mackenzie, of Tarbat House inthe County of Cromarty.
Isabella was a kinswoman of the Mackenzies, Earls of Cromartie.
John married secondly in 1834, Dorothea (died 1905), daughter of John Blackwell, of Edinburgh, Advocate.
Condition : Excellent, with crisp marks and crests;
makers marks often cast over; nice patina; a very good set
8-1/8" Long, 16.6 oz.
First Set - Left - Top Image / Set - Right Set - Lower Image
Set of 6 Cripps Tablespoons, shown with Set of 6 William Chawner Table Forks (see below)
* New Hall was in ownership of John Buckle's first wife's family, the Hays (later Hay-
It was demolished in the early 20th century.
New Hall, Gifford, Co. Haddingtonshire (Demolished in the early 20th Century)
Heraldry Courtesy of John Tunesi of Liongam
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Also See :
Fine Set of 6 George IV Silver Table Forks
William Chawner, London 1725,
crested for George Brodrick, the 4th Viscount Midleton
Early George III Silver Porringer
William Cripps, London, 1763
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