Object Description

A rare matched set of six Hanoverian pattern three pronged forks. Sterling silver. Lovely early English style. Five with a hand engraved crest to the reverse. Total weight 359 grams, 11.5 troy ounces. Length 18.8–19 cms (some minor variation). 4 forks with mixed dates 1740-1747, 2 forks with unreadable dates. Mixed makers, some unidentified.
Table silver of this date was stamped with “up the handle” silver marks which were punched on the thin central part of the handle and it is not unusual that these stamps are distorted or badly struck and difficult to read.

Object Literature

Forks 1 and 2 Dublin 1747 Maker John Hamilton dolphin crest
Forks 3 and 4 London c1740 Maker William Soame dolphin crest
Forks 5 and 6 Date and maker unknown
1 fork with crest and armorial
1 fork uninscribed

Object Condition

These antique silver spoons are in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Mixed dates and makers. Each has a set of English silver hallmarks punched “up the handle”, they are all made of sterling silver and made in the circa 1747 date however not all the marks are clear to read.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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