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EARLY BRITISH TABLE SILVER

 

With Specialty in the Hanoverian Pattern

 


 

 

 

We specialize in the Hanoverian pattern (above), with its excellent weight, simple sculptural form and perfect balance. 

Spoons are available with both rattail and drop heels, and also pattern backs.  Forks and knives are available

 as we can find them, which is quite difficult in good condition. Although teaspoons were not part of the meal

(early teaspoons being 4.75" long), we also offer various forms, some with patterned backs - excellent not

 only for collectors, but for condiments, espresso spoons, and feeding spoons.  At this time,

we also have several selections of mid-18th century Onslow pattern, with cast scrolled terminals.

 

We also offer late trefid and dognose (wavy-end) spoons, and select serving pieces in the Old English,

Fiddle and Kings patterns.

 

We purchase only those flatware examples with presence suitable for the table or collecting. 

We offer selections both in sets, and individually.
 


 

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EARLY BRITISH TABLE SILVER : A SHORT HISTORY

 Spoons / Sets of Table Silver / Forks / Knives / Crests & Monograms

Later Georgian Pattern Table Silver / Silver Content & Marks

 

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Elizabeth I Provincial Silver-Gilt Apostle Spoon, St. Paul

Probably Norwich or East Anglia, England

 Unascribed, thrice marked with bird, c1570-80, the bowl verso with a later monogram conjoined ME

The nimbus pricked 'SR' over 'CR'

7.25" Long / 2.1 oz

SOLD

 


 

 

Elizabeth I Silver Seal Top Spoon

  Mullet over Annulet; London, 1586-7

Mark : Jackson's  2009, p.100 (on spoons)

The seal pricked with initials E S ; 6.75" Long / 1.6 oz

SOLD

 


 

 

Elizabeth I Silver Seal Top Spoon

Thomas Benbowe (Crescent Enclosing a Pierced Mullet)

London, 1592

The finial prick-engraved (worn) TL over RH (?)

Marks good to excellent; traces of original gilding

6.25” Long / 1.2 oz.

SOLD

 


 

 

 

Early 17th Century Silver Figural Folding Spoon, Unmarked

c1620, probably Low Countries or Germany

 

The folding shaft ending in a cast figural stem formed as an armless Egyptian figure with stylized headdress,

wearing a pleated Shendyt* below a knop finial, the figure emerging from a leafy tree trunk,

 the bowl engraved with three early initials (I & D over an R - the I almost indiscernible),

and two later foliate initials H C;  the entire finial retaining traces of gilding

 5.75" Long / 1 oz.

 

Although this is probably Continental, it is a rare traveling spoon, characteristic of those

used in 17th century is both England and Europe.  There are several good examples in the Victoria & Albert.

SOLD

 


 

 

Charles I Silver Slip Top Spoon

Ingram Francis, London, 1638-9 ; Mark Jackson's 2009 Edition, p. 117

(as found on a seal top)

(Francis was apprenticed to well known spoon-maker Edward Hole)

6-5/8" Long / 1.6 oz. 

SOLD

 


 

 

Charles II / James II Silver Lace Back & Front Trefid Spoon

Thomas Allen, London, c1688

The terminal with foilate scrolls to the front,

the verso scratch engraved 1688 over *M*S*;

The bowl with rattail attachment and foliate scrolling verso

8" Long / 2.75" Long, the Bowl / 2.4 oz.

SOLD

 


 

 

Charles II Silver Lace-Back Trefid Spoon

Thomas Issod, London, 1678

(T.Z above a mullet and below a crown)

Also with lace top to the terminal

7.5” Long / 1.4 oz.

 SOLD

 


 

 

Rare Set of 12 Charles II Silver-Handled Puritan Knives

TS a bird below, London,  c1667-1686

each with the seal of Henry Neale & his wife Anna Maria Hanbury, Freckenham, Suffolk

Provenance : Stobhall, Perth, Scotland

SOLD

(additional incoming set of 6 Charles II Puritan Knives, crested for Abernethy)

 


 

Rare Set 8 Charles II-William & Mary SilverCannonHandled Knives


Rare Set of 8 Charles II / William & Mary Silver Cannon-Handled Table Knives

England, c1680-95
Crested for the family of Sandwith:

Out of a mural crown or a demi-lion rampant azure holding

in the dexter paw a fleur-de-lis or
Marks rubbed; rebladed c1820 by George Bowden, Sheffield
10" Long
SOLD

 



Rare Set 8 Late 17th Century Silver Canon-Handled Cheese (Dessert) Knives
 

 

Rare Set of 8 Silver Cannon-Handled Cheese Knives
England, Late 17th Century
Apparently unmarked; rebladed mid-19th century, the blades marked
8.25" Long

SOLD

 



 

 

William & Mary Trefid Sweetmeat Fork

England, c1690

The silver-gilt three-tine fork with a very nice French-forked terminal, the front and back

with engraved foliate decoration; unmarked as was often the case in early sweetmeat cutlery

4-1/8” Long

 SOLD

 


 

 

Assembled Set of 4 William & Mary / William III Trefid Spoons

Francis Archbold, 1698, 1699 (2); 1692, mark rubbed, poss. Archbold (1); 1694, John Cory (1)

Each crested en suite with a talbot's head erased

(Amory - Somerset or Co Clare, Ireland; South Carolina Interest)

7-5/8" Long (3), 7.75" Long (1) / 5.9 oz.

 


 

 

Rare Set of 4 Queen Anne Britannia Silver Dognose 3-Tine Forks

Benjamin Watts (3), 1703; Thomas Sadler (1), 1703

7" Long / 5.7 oz. / Each scratch engraved en suite L F

SOLD

 


 

 

Rare Set of Three Irish Queen Anne Britannia Silver Dognose Forks

Dublin, 1704, makers marks rubbed away

7.5" Long / 7.9 oz.

SOLD

 


 


 

Set of 12 Queen Anne / George I Britannia Silver Dognose Forks

John Ladyman, London, 1707 (10), 1721 (1); John Spackman (1)

of very heavy gauge, each with three tines,

11 crested en suite for Prideaux of Cornwall and Devon

SOLD

 


 

 

 

Rare West Country Queen Anne Britannia Standard Canon Handle Hash Spoon

John Elston, Exeter, 1709

An exceptionally rare large example, at 17-1/8" long and 7.1 oz.,

fully marked to the center and engraved verso HS over HD;

Longer handled hash or serving spoons with tubular handles were introduced in the late Charles II period.

Produced until about 1725, sizes typically ran between 14" and 16".

Made in sections, the hollow handle was an invention to prevent burning the hands of the user.

Eventually the hollow tube was proven to be impractical because it was easily bent or split.

The 17-1/8" length of this spoon is exceptional, as is the early West Country origin.

Provincial examples are excessively rare.

SOLD

 


 

 

Rare Set of 6 Royal Queen Anne Britannia Silver Spoons

Each Bearing the Royal Cipher of Queen Anne within the Order of the Garter and below the Royal Coronet

Lewis Mettayer, London 1713

 

 

SOLD

 


 

 

Straight Set of 6 George I Britannia Dognose (Wavy-End) Spoons

Andrew Archer, London, 1718

Each with contemporary matching crest of a crowned demi-lion rampant

7-7/8” Long /  13.4 oz.

SOLD

 


 

 

Good Set of Six Queen Anne Britannia Silver Hanoverian Rattail Spoons

Samuel Hitchcock, London, 1713

7.5" Long / 11.9 oz.

SOLD

 


   

 

Rare Early 18th Century Silver Mustard Spoon, , c1720, Hanoverian,

with strong upper ridge, rattail attachment; terminal verso scratch engraved S+W

Note : These spoons are very rare. 

The shape is similar to a tea caddy spoon. 

However spoons for the measurement of tea were not introduced until the 1770’s.

Unmarked; 2-5/8" Long

 


 

 

 

Rare Set of Three George II Irish Silver Hanoverian 3-Tine Dessert Forks

James Champion, c1740, crested with

"a naked arm holding in the hand a dagger ppr" :

Ireland - Ganstin, Rowan (of Oldstone & Mallans,& Mt. Davy’s, Co. Antrim);

 White of Richardstown / 6.75" Long / 2.6 oz

 


 

 

Straight Set of 12 George II Silver-Gilt Dessert Knives

London, 1739-57, Maker's Mark Rubbed

Each bearing the Royal Cipher GR within the Order of the Garter

7.75" Long / 20.6 Total oz.

SOLD

 


 

 

 

Set of Three George I Silver Hanoverian

3-Tine Table Forks

England, c1720, Marks Rubbed and Cast Over

Of heavy gauge silver, terminals with contemporary script monogram IMT

7.5" Long / 5.2 oz

 SOLD

 

Associated Pair of George I-II

 Silver Hanoverian 3-Tine Table Forks

England, c1721-40, marks rubbed, one by Paul Hanet

Of heavy gauge silver, one crested with a demi-eagle rising,

in mouth a horseshoe; one with early crest removal

7.5" Long / 4.6 oz.

 


 

 

Early George III Irish Silver Hook-End Basting Spoons & Soup Ladle

Crested en suite for James Ferguson of Pitfour, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Basting Spoons : Christopher Skinner, Dublin, c1764, 12" Long

Ladle : John Laughlin Jr., & Peter David,
Dublin, Lacking Date Letter, Mid-18th Century, 14.5" Long

16.6 Total oz.

 

 


 

 

 

 

3 Pairs Hanoverian Silver Tablespoons

 

Pair George II Silver Hanoverian Tablespoons

Edward Lambe, 1743, crested : demi-griffin supporting a broken tilting spear

Pair George III Silver Hanoverian Tablespoons

Thomas Dealtry, 1763, terminals with scratched initials M . C

Pair George III Silver Hanoverian Tablespoons - SOLD

Walter Tweedie, possibly 1786 (marks rubbed) crested : demi-phoenix rising in flames, collared with a mural crown

 


 

 

Pair of George III Silver Hanoverian Sauce Ladles

Thomas Chawner, London, 1776

With Shell Form bowls / 6-7/8” Long / 3.3 oz.

SOLD

 


 

 

Set Of 12 George I Three-Tine Silver Dessert Forks

George Lambe, London, 1718-19 (Britannia Standard) (11);

George Lambe, 1719-20 (Silver Standard) (1) 

In the Hanoverian Pattern, Crested

6.5” Long  / 19.3 oz.

SOLD

 


 

 

Pair of George II Silver Hanoverian Rattail Tablespoons

London, 1736, Lacking Maker's Marks

 monogrammed in contemporary script, "H over J.A”

  7-11/16" Long / 4.3 oz.

 


 

 

Set of 9 George II Silver Hanoverian Tablespoons

Ebenezer Coker, London, 1744-45

23.6 oz / Crested with a griffin segreant 

(Ackworth, Aldrich, Annand et al - Fairbairn's 62.2)

SOLD

 


 

 

Set of 6 George III Silver Private Dye-Stamped Dessert Spoons

John Lampfert, London, 1770

Crested for Elliston

 

In the Old English pattern with down-turned terminals, the terminals beautifully

cast with stylised foliate decoration to each side, the upper surface with a cartouche

engraved with a crest : an eagle’s head erased ppr., ducally gorged ar.

7.6 Oz. / 7’ Long

 


 
Set of 8 Georgian Silver and Agate-Handled Dinner Knives, England, c1750-60, the blades Goldney, c1820-30

 

Rare Set of 8 Georgian Agate-Handled Dinner Knives

The c1750-60 carved agate handles with flutes and a single fingerhold (in immitation of Chinese plant forms),
having reeded and scalloped silver ferrules (unmarked); the c1820-30
parallel and rounded tip carbon steel blades marked GOLDNEY below a crown sided by G R 
10..25" Long
SOLD



 

 

Set of 8 George II Silver Pistol-Handled Knives

Thomas Swift, London, 1751-56

Antique carbon steel blades

Each crested with crested with a stag's head cabossed (Beech, Hunter) (Fairbairn's 122/8)

10.75" Long

SOLD

 


 

 

Set of 12 Early George III Silver Hanoverian 3-Tine Dinner Forks

 Thomas Dene, London, 1766 (9); Tompson Davis 1763 (3)

Each crested en suite on the upside

8" Long / 28.2 oz.

SOLD

 


 

 

Set of Early George III Pistol Handled Knives

Comprising 10 Dinner Knives & 10 Dessert Knives

Most unmarked

5 marked for William Portal, (Brother to Abraham Portal), London c1765

Crested with a falcon's head erased

With stainless steel replaced scimitar blades

9.75" Long & 8.75" Long

SOLD

 


 

 

Assorted Georgian Hanoverian Scroll & Shell Back Tablespoons

Mid 18th Century, London

Varying from 7.5" to 8.5" Long / Weights - 1.4 oz. to 2 oz. each

Scroll Backs - Sold

Shell Backs - Pair & Single, Thomas & William Chawner - Available

 


 

 

Pair George IV Silver Royal Serving Spoons : a Basting & a Straining

For Augustus Frederick,

 Second Eldest Eon of George III, Duke of York & Albany

William Chawner, London, 1825

In the King's Pattern, Each with a Royal crest :

A lion statant gardant on an imperial crown within the Order of the Garter

all below a royal coronet

Consisting of a straining and a basting spoon, double struck

11.25" Long / 13.1 oz.

SOLD

 

  

 


 

 

George III Silver Onslow Basting Spoon

Thomas & William Chawner, London, c1768

 


 

 

MARROW SCOOPS : A Collection from Queen Anne to George III

Available Indivudially

 Roasted bone marrow was considered a great delicacy during the Queen Anne period,

when meat was quite expensive.

To accommodate the extraction of the marrow from the bone centers, silver spoons

with a long narrow scoop at one end were used, followed by scoops on both ends.

The earliest marrow spoons on record dates c1690. 

These scoops date from 1712 (Queen Anne) to 1762 (early George III).

 Today the delicacy has regained great popularity, and these spoons are ready for use. 

 


 

 

George II Scottish Silver Hanoverian Hash Spoon

Edinburgh, 1746, Initialed 'C'

(shown with an 11-7/8" George III Onslow Basting Spoon)

Charles Dickson, Assay Master Hugh Gordon

Of heavy gauge silver, with very large bowl, and faceted heel

15.25" Long / The Bowl, 5" x 3" / 7.7 oz.

SOLD

 


 

 

George III Silver Large Basting Spoon

Richard Crossley, London, 1806

Crested for the family of Ormesby (Ormsby):

 a dexter arm embowed in armour holding in the hand a man's leg

also in armour couped at the thigh, all proper

12.5" Long / 4.8 oz.

 


 

 

Fine Set of 6 George IV Silver Dinner Forks

William Chawner, London, 1825

Heavy gauge, with 4 tines in the Old English pattern, perfect condition

Out of a ducal coronet or a spear argent embrued gules, beneath viscount's coronet

 for George Brodrick, the 4th Viscount Midleton

8" long / 20 Oz.

SOLD

 

 


 

 

Good Pair George IV / William IV Silver Serving Tongs

Francis Higgins, London, 1830

King's Honeysuckle, Crested with an estoile below a baron's coronet

Quite large at 10-7/8" long / Heavy gauge silver : 10.1oz.

SOLD

 

 


 

George IV Silver Meat Skewer, William Chawner, Shell Thread, crested George II Silver-Gilt Meat Skewer, 1802, Crested George III Silver Meat Skewer, Joseph Barnard, 1801, Initialed EB

 

Georgian Silver Meat Skewers

(each linked separately)

George IV Silver Meat Skewer, William Chawner, London, 1831

George II Silver-Gilt Meat Skewer, Richard Crossley, London, 1802

George III Silver Meat Skewer, Joseph Barnard, London, 1801

 


 

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