A rare Irish provincial sterling silver serving spoon with a sought after Cork makers mark. Long length. Plain style with an initial in old fashioned script hand engraved to the handle. Weight 107 grams, 3.4 troy ounces. Length 30 cms. Bowl 9.2×5.5 cms. The bowl is solid and has no wear. Stamped 3 times with the makers mark only for John Heyland. Circa 1790.
Biography – John Heyland, Irish silversmith operating from 39 North Main Street, Cork. circa 1784-1812. Spoonmaker. Signatory in 1807 to the petition for a Cork Assay Office.