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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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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





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





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.






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.





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. 





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.





Late 17th Century Trefid Spoon and 2-Tine Fork

each verso lightly pricked EB over EY and 1694

Of sweetmeat or "traveling" size and with trefid terminals,

the shafts engraved to each side with undulating foliage

descending from unengraved oval cartouches to one side, pricked to the other,

the rattail bowl with foliate engraving,

the two-tine fork with maker's mark 'Gothic' I pellet P, and the spoon unmarked

5" Long / .9 oz







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.





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


(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


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





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





Matched Set of 3 William & Mary / William III Trefid Spoons

Francis Archbold, 1694; 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





Rare Set of Three Irish Queen Anne Britannia Silver Dognose Forks

Dublin, 1704, makers marks rubbed away

7.5" Long / 7.9 oz.





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






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.





Queen Anne Royal Britannia Silver Spoon

Thomas Spackman, London, 1713

In the Hanoverian pattern, the terminal with Royal Cipher of Queen Anne

within the Order of the Garterbelow a Royal Coronet;
the shaft also marked with a crowned B

8.25" Long / 2.4 oz.







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







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.





Good Set of Six Queen Anne Silver Hanoverian Rattail Spoons

Samuel Hitchcock, London, 1713

7.5" Long / 11.9 oz.





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 George II Silver Straight 24-Piece Dessert Set of Pistol-Handled Knives & Forks
Dru Drury, c1720 
The 12 silver 2-tine dessert 2-tine forks,
and 12 dessert knives having scimitar II blades,
(the blades unmarked but apparently silver)
all with cast flat-sided pistol handles,
the terminal butts decorated with a short acanthus scroll
6.25" Long, the Forks / 7.75" Long, the Knives
41.2 oz. Total





Fine Set of 18 Early Victorian Silver-Gilt & Bloodstone Dessert (Fruit & Cheese Knives)

George Adams of Chawner & Co, 1841 (17 / John & Henry Lias, 1847 (1), London

For dessert use, both with cheese and fruit,

each silver-gilt pointed blade fully marked and engraved with a crest :
a ring dove, in beak and olive branch,
the gilt ferrule attached to a part-fluted bloodstone haft

8.5" Long





George I - III Silver Marrow Scoops & Spoon

Top : George III Silver Shell & Scroll Back Marrow Spooon
William Collings, London, 1774

Middle : Fine & Large George I Britannia Standard Marrow Scoop
Edward Wood, London, 1725 - (SOLD)

Bottom : George III Irish Silver Marrow Scoop
Arthur Murphy, Dublin, 1808, Crested for Fitzgerald




Rare Set of George I Paul de Lamerie Silver Dessert Spoons

London, c1720

Of heavy gauge silver, each with rattail attachment and unengraved upturned terminal,
the shafts married 4 times with maker's mark only

Paul de Lamerie was considered the greatest silversmith of the 18th century.

Bearing de Lamerie's markers mark of 1716.

7" Long / 7.7oz.







Good Straight Set of 8 George II Hanoverian Silver Spoons

Philip Roker II, London, 1753-4
Of heavy gauge silver with single drop heel and upturned terminal
engraved with a crest :

A demi-ostrich argent with wings expanded gules holding in the beak a horseshoe or
for the familyof Smith (Smyth), the leading candidate being

Sir Trafford Smyth, 4th Baronet of Upton (c1720-65)
Excellent marks (Grimwade #2229)
8" Long / 21 Oz.










Harlequin Set of Twelve George II / III Hanoverian Silver Dessert Spoons :
All London. 1745-1763 :
Ebenezer Coker, 1745 : (1) crested / Ebenezer Coker, 1746 : (2) / Peter Bennett, 1749 : (1) crested ;
Thomas & William Chawner, 1759 (2) ; Thomas & William Chawner, 1762-3 (2) crested
Edward Dobson & Pryor Williams (2 ) crested ; 1746 (1) maker's mark cast over, crested ;

1749 (1) : maker's mark rubbed.
Each with upturned tip and rattail attachment to the bowl / 6.5" Long
Set of 12, 13.8 oz. Total Weight

In Stock - Linked (The Spoons Available)




Harlequin Set of Twelve George II / III Hanoverian Silver 3-Tine Dessert Fork, London :
Walter Brind, 1784 (5) / George Smith, 1781 (2) / Thomas & William Chawner, 1766 (2)
Thomas Chawner, 1775 (1) / William Cripps, 1763 (1) / Indistinct, 1753 (1)
Each in excellent condition with good long tines
and without crests, initials or removals evident
Set of 12 : 15 oz. Total

(The Forks Sold)



Scarce Straight Set of Six George II Silver Hanoverian Dessert Spoons

London, Likely 1753-4, Maker's Mark Cast Over & Rubbed

Each bottom struck and with single drop heel, the upturned terminals crested : 

'A globe in a frame all or, he crest being ensigned by an earl's coronet'

for Carpenter, Earl of Tyrconnel, co. Kilkenny, Ireland

6/75" Long / 7.8 oz.




Scarce Victorian Queen's Pattern Silver 'Sugar Sifter'

Francis Higgins, London, 1882



Rare Early George III Silver Sugar Sifting Ladle

William Tant, London, c1762

(Also used for other spices, as cinnamon and nutmeg)





George III Silver Shell-Back Mote Spoon

James Tookey, London, c1765

The ovoid bowl pierces with saltires and foliate scrolls,
the heel with a single drop and finely cast shell
5.5'' Long / .2 oz.



Set of Six Early George III Hanoverian 3-Tine Dinner Fork, Thos & Wm Chawner, Arms Chamier Impaling Wilson


Set of Six Early George III Hanoverian 3-Tine Dinner Forks

Thomas & William Chawner, London, 1763

Arms of Chamier Impaling Wilson

Of heavy gauge silver and full tines

7.75" Long / 15.7 oz







Rare Straight Set of 12 George II Irish Silver Hanoverian 3-Tine Dessert Forks

Michael Home, Dublin, c1752

The terminals crested :

A wolf's head erased proper collared argent charged thereon with a cross crosslet sable 

for the family of Tighe, Mitchelstown in the County of Westmeath, Ireland

6.75" (c17 cm) Long / Individual Tines just under 2" (c5 cm)
20 oz. Total Weight







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.






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



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.



Harlequin Set of 6 George III Silver Onslow Dessert Spoons

London, c1766-7

John Gibbons (4), Ebenezer Coker (1), London (date mark rubbed), Stephen Adams (1)





George III Irish Silver Rattail Straining Spoon
James Scott, Dublin 1818
Fiddle Pattern, the large ovoid bowl with rattail attachment verso,
and slotted and pierced divider to the interior center,
the terminal crested with a demi-lion rampant, in dexter paw a crescent
12.5" Long / 5.3 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.







Early George III Irish Silver Hook-End Soup Ladle

Jospeh Cullen, Dublin, 1763

With deep scalloped bowl, the upper shaft engraved in the Irish manner with

foliage descending from a terminal cartouche crested with "a cherub's head"

13.75" Long / 8.25 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.





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.





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)





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




Fine Set of 18 Early Victorian Silver-Gilt & Bloodstone Dessert (Fruit & Cheese Knives)

George Adams of Chawner & Co, 1841 (17 / John & Henry Lias, 1847 (1), London

For dessert use, both with cheese and fruit,

each silver-gilt pointed blade fully marked and engraved with a crest :
a ring dove, in beak and olive branch,
the gilt ferrule attached to a part-fluted bloodstone haft

8.5" 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



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





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.





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





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.







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. 

All Sold




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.





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.



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 (SOLD)

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

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



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