A massive antique sterling silver spoon in the popular Hanover pattern. Very useful long handled serving spoon. To the reverse of the handle terminal there is an intricate hand engraved armorial.
Weight 271 grams, 8.7 troy ounces.
Length 40cm. Bowl 12 x 7cm.
Maker James Savage.
Marks. Stamped to the reverse with a full set of English silver hallmarks.
London silversmith. Free by redemption 1764. First mark entered as smallworker in partnership with 1768. 2nd mark 1765. 3rd mark in partnership with John Barker 1768. 4th mark alone as plateworker 1774. 5th mark 1776, 6th mark (2 sizes) 1777, 7th (2 sizes) 1777. 8th 1779. 9th 1779. Died 1780. His widow Frances continued, possibly in order to dispose of the stock and the business.