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)
Of heavy gauge silver, in the Hanoverian pattern with three tines and upturned terminals, each crested en suite with a lion rampant, collared, holding a shield with bishop’s head erased ppr., on are a fleur de lis within a disc (being researched); 1719-20 example crested with a lion’s head erased, Fairbairn’s 21.1 (Archbold et al)
Marks : 11 Britannia examples : LA, lamb above, voided pellet below; leopard’s head erased, date mark C, 1718-19
1 Silver example : maker’s marks rubbed but the same; lion passant; date letter d
The silver standard changed from .958 to Britannia to .925 silver in 1720. It is evident that this service was begun in 1719, with pieces being assayed both before and after the change of standard.
Condition : Excellent; one with date mark rubbed; 1719 with maker’s mark only partially visible
6.5” Long / 19.3 oz.
See Also :
W over ? (probably William Scarlett),
London, 1724, arms of an unknown family impaling Moore
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Set 12 George I 3-Tine Britannia Silver Crested Dessert Forks, George Lambe, London, 1718-19 (Britannia Standard) (11). George Lambe, 1719-20 (Silver Standard) (1)