George II Antique Silver Serving Spoon


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Object Description

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.
London 1728.
Maker James Savage.
Sterling silver.

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.

Object Literature

Long handled serving spoons have been in use since c.1680 and the early spoons had tubular handles. These are usually termed as basting or stuffing spoons; the earliest super large size is termed as a hash spoon.

Object Condition

The antique silver serving spoon is in very good condition. Crisp engraving.

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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