gauge silver, the deep round bowl of fluted shell form attached to a
long tapering shaft
unusual short Onslow curled finial; good marks
The Onslow pattern was made in
the mid-18th century, with many 19th century conversions,
and is still being copied by modern
The original Onslow is made in a
slightly different method :
the overscrolled grooved handle,
resembling somewhat the turned "paperscroll" decoration on early
is cast separately and applied with an angled scarf joint to the shaft.
This joint, usually visible when
tarnished or breathed upon,
is not present on the conversions
from other flatware or later copies.
Early true Onslow silver, perhaps named
after Arthur Onslow (1691-1768), speaker of the House of Commons,
is somewhat rare, quite beautiful, and
blends well with the Hanoverian and Old English patterns of silver
This Onslow terminal is a rare form and
Condition : Excellent; good patination; no bowl wear or deformity
Long / 5.7 oz.