M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS


 

RARE EARLY 18TH CENTURY SILVER HANOVERIAN RAT-TAIL MUSTARD SPOON

Unmarked, Circa 1720

 

       

 

The snub nosed bowl with rattail attachment below a short unmarked shaft with strong upper ridge,

 the terminal verso scratch-engraved 'S + W'

 

Condition : Good; the bowl with minor bends and stubborn areas of tarnish spotting; shown oversize above

 

Note : These spoons are very rare. 

This spoon was inspected and cataloged by British silver marks specialist Ian Pickford,

author of Silver Flatware : English, Irish and Scottish 1660-1980.

The shape is similar to a tea caddy spoon. 

However spoons for the measurement of tea were not introduced until the 1770’s.

 

2 .5” Long / .15 oz

 

Price: Please Inquire 

 

#6453

 


 

Click for a related article:

 

 

EARLY BRITISH TABLE SILVER : A SHORT HISTORY

&

   Early British Table Silver : A Catalog

 


 

 

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Rare Early 18th Century Hanoverian Silver Mustard Spoon, c1720, Unmarked