Antique Silver Tea Spoons


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Object Description

A good matched set of 6 antique sterling silver spoons in the attractive feather edge pattern. Gilt bowls. Total weight 96 grams, 3 troy ounces. Average length 12.6 cms. 3 spoons London 1882, maker Henry John Lias & James Wakely. The other 3 spoons have the lion mark only, minor difference in size.

Biography – HJ Lias & J Wakely. Started in 1791 when John Lias began in business as a buckle-maker.

In 1818 his son Henry Lias I became partner and they were joined from 1823 to 1837 by another son, Charles.

Henry Lias I and his son Henry Lias II were partners from 1850. In 1879 Henry Lias II formed a firm with James Wakely.

In 1884 the firm consisted of James Wakely and Frank Wheeler, becoming Wakely & Wheeler in 1909.

In 1957 the business was acquired by Padgett & Braham Ltd.

Object Condition

These set of solid silver spoons are in very good condition with no damage or restoration. 3 spoons have good, clear and matching silver marks, all same date and maker. The other 3 spoons have the lion mark only, minor difference in size.

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.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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