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M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS

 

EARLY BRITISH TABLE SILVER

 

With Specialty in the Hanoverian Pattern

 

  


  

 

 

We specialize in the Hanoverian pattern (above), with its excellent weight, simple sculptural form and perfect balance. 

Spoons are available with both rattail and drop heels, and also pattern backs.  Forks and knives are available

 as we can find them, which is quite difficult in good condition. Although teaspoons were not part of the meal

(early teaspoons being 4.75" long), we also offer various forms, some with patterned backs - excellent not

 only for collectors, but for condiments, espresso spoons, and feeding spoons.  At this time,

we also have several selections of mid-18th century Onslow pattern, with cast scrolled terminals.

 

We also offer late trefid and dognose (wavy-end) spoons, and select serving pieces in the Old English,

Fiddle and Kings patterns.

 

We purchase only those flatware examples with presence suitable for the table or collecting. 

We offer selections both in sets, and individually.
 

 


 

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EARLY BRITISH TABLE SILVER : A SHORT HISTORY

 Spoons / Sets of Table Silver / Forks / Knives / Crests & Monograms

Later Georgian Pattern Table Silver / Silver Content & Marks

 


   

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Elizabeth I Provincial Silver-Gilt Apostle Spoon, St. Paul

Probably Norwich or East Anglia, England

 Unascribed, thrice marked with bird, c1570-80, the bowl verso with a later monogram conjoined ME

The nimbus pricked 'SR' over 'CR'

7.25" Long / 2.1 oz

SOLD

 


 

 

Elizabeth I Silver Seal Top Spoon

  Mullet over Annulet; London, 1586-7

Mark : Jackson's  2009, p.100 (on spoons)

The seal pricked with initials E S ; 6.75" Long / 1.6 oz

SOLD

 


 

 

Elizabeth I Silver Seal Top Spoon

Thomas Benbowe (Crescent Enclosing a Pierced Mullet)

London, 1592

The finial prick-engraved (worn) TL over RH (?)

Marks good to excellent; traces of original gilding

6.25” Long / 1.2 oz.

SOLD

 


 

 

 

Early 17th Century Silver Figural Folding Spoon, Unmarked

c1620, probably Low Countries or Germany

 

The folding shaft ending in a cast figural stem formed as an armless Egyptian figure with stylized headdress,

wearing a pleated Shendyt* below a knop finial, the figure emerging from a leafy tree trunk,

 the bowl engraved with three early initials (I & D over an R - the I almost indiscernible),

and two later foliate initials H C;  the entire finial retaining traces of gilding

 5.75" Long / 1 oz.

 

Although this is probably Continental, it is a rare traveling spoon, characteristic of those

used in 17th century is both England and Europe.  There are several good examples in the Victoria & Albert.

SOLD

 


 

 

Charles I Silver Slip Top Spoon

Ingram Francis, London, 1638-9 ; Mark Jackson's 2009 Edition, p. 117

(as found on a seal top)

(Francis was apprenticed to well known spoon-maker Edward Hole)

6-5/8" Long / 1.6 oz. 

SOLD

 


 

Pair Charles II Silver Lace Front & Back Trefid Spoons, Robert King, London, 1678  ,

 

Pair Charles II Silver Lace Front & Back Trefid Spoons
Robert King, London, 1678 
Each ovoid bowl with a ribbed rat tail sided by foliate scroll decoration,
the shaped trefid upturned terminals with foliate scroll decoration

to the front and down the upper part of the shafts;
very good marks verso
7.5" long / 3.1 oz.

SOLD

 


 

 

Rare Charles II Silver Child's Lace-Font & Back Trefid Spoon

Edward Hulse,London, c1680

The reverse of the bowl with foliate scroll decoration,
the terminal front also with scroll decoration,
later crested for the family of Ridge, Tyning House, Sussex;
the stem later inscribed N. HUDGE, ESQRE D.L.
7" Long / .7 oz.

RESERVED

 


 

 

Charles II / James II Silver Lace Back & Front Trefid Spoon

Thomas Allen, London, c1688

The terminal with foilate scrolls to the front,

the verso scratch engraved 1688 over *M*S*;

The bowl with rattail attachment and foliate scrolling verso

8" Long / 2.75" Long, the Bowl / 2.4 oz.

SOLD

 


 

William and Mary Silver Sucket Fork

 

William and Mary Silver Sucket Fork
Adam King, London, 1691
The two-pronged fork with flat stepped shaft
opposing a small oval bowl with ribbed rattail attachment;
mark London Silver Spoonmakers, 1500-1697, Timothy Kent, p.50, AK over escallop between pellets
Lit. : Illustrated The Collector's Dictionary of the Silver and Gold of Great Britain and North America,
Michael Clayton, 1971 Pl. 60, p. 36.

SOLD

 


 

 

Late 17th Century Trefid Spoon and 2-Tine Fork

each verso lightly pricked EB over EY and 1694

Of sweetmeat or "traveling" size and with trefid terminals,

the shafts engraved to each side with undulating foliage

descending from unengraved oval cartouches to one side, pricked to the other,

the rattail bowl with foliate engraving,

the two-tine fork with maker's mark 'Gothic' I pellet P, and the spoon unmarked

5" Long / .9 oz

 

 

SOLD

 


 

 

Charles II Silver Lace-Back Trefid Spoon

Thomas Issod, London, 1678

(T.Z above a mullet and below a crown)

Also with lace top to the terminal

7.5” Long / 1.4 oz.

 SOLD

 


 

 

William & Mary Silver Canon-Handled Basting Spoon
Lawrence Jones, London, 1697

William & Mary Silver Cannon-Handled Basting Spoon
Lawrence Jones, London, 1697
The large deep bowl verso with rattail attachment and

engraved with original arms for the family of Thornbury:
Arms: Per fess gules and argent a lion rampant azure
below a Secondary Crest engraved
A cubit arm the hand holding a dagger erect (proper?)
mark Grimwade #1557, Jo beneath a crown, mullet below
15" Long / 5.5oz

SOLD

 


 

 

Rare Set of 12 Charles II Silver-Handled Puritan Knives

TS a bird below, London,  c1667-1686

each with the seal of Henry Neale & his wife Anna Maria Hanbury, Freckenham, Suffolk

Provenance : Stobhall, Perth, Scotland

SOLD

(additional incoming set of 6 Charles II Puritan Knives, crested for Abernethy)

 


 

Rare Set 8 Charles II-William & Mary SilverCannonHandled Knives


Rare Set of 8 Charles II / William & Mary Silver Cannon-Handled Table Knives>

England, c1680-95
Crested for the family of Sandwith:

Out of a mural crown or a demi-lion rampant azure holding

in the dexter paw a fleur-de-lis or
Marks rubbed; rebladed c1820 by George Bowden, Sheffield
10" Long
SOLD

 



Rare Set 8 Late 17th Century Silver Canon-Handled Cheese (Dessert) Knives
 

 

Rare Set of 8 Silver Cannon-Handled Cheese Knives
England, Late 17th Century
Apparently unmarked; rebladed mid-19th century, the blades marked
8.25" Long

SOLD

 



 

 

William & Mary Trefid Sweetmeat Fork

England, c1690

The silver-gilt three-tine fork with a very nice French-forked terminal, the front and back

with engraved foliate decoration; unmarked as was often the case in early sweetmeat cutlery

4-1/8” Long

 SOLD

 


 

 

Matched Set of 3 William & Mary / William III Trefid Spoons

Francis Archbold, 1694; 1692, mark rubbed, poss. Archbold (1); 1694, John Cory (1)

Each crested en suite with a talbot's head erased

(Amory - Somerset or Co Clare, Ireland; South Carolina Interest)

7-5/8" Long (3), 7.75" Long (1) / 5.9 oz.

 

 


 

 

Rare Set of 4 Queen Anne Britannia Silver Dognose 3-Tine Forks

Benjamin Watts (3), 1703; Thomas Sadler (1), 1703

7" Long / 5.7 oz. / Each scratch engraved en suite L F

SOLD

 


 

 

Rare Set of Three Irish Queen Anne Britannia Silver Dognose Forks

Dublin, 1704, makers marks rubbed away

7.5" Long / 7.9 oz.

SOLD

 


 

Rare George II Britannia Standard Marrow Spoon, Andrew Archer 1718

 

Rare George I Britannia Standard Marrow Spoon,

Andrew Archer, London,1718

Of heavy gauge silver, the ovoid bowl with rattail attachment to a long narrow scoop;
excellent marks to the verso (Grimwade, #84); the scoop end with remains of a crest :
a griffin's head erased, in mouth a branch

9" Long / 2 oz.

 


 


 

Set of 12 Queen Anne / George I Britannia Silver Dognose Forks

John Ladyman, London, 1707 (10), 1721 (1); John Spackman (1)

of very heavy gauge, each with three tines,

11 crested en suite for Prideaux of Cornwall and Devon

SOLD

 


 

 

 

Rare West Country Queen Anne Britannia Standard Canon Handle Hash Spoon

John Elston, Exeter, 1709

An exceptionally rare large example, at 17-1/8" long and 7.1 oz.,

fully marked to the center and engraved verso HS over HD;

Longer handled hash or serving spoons with tubular handles were introduced in the late Charles II period.

Produced until about 1725, sizes typically ran between 14" and 16".

Made in sections, the hollow handle was an invention to prevent burning the hands of the user.

Eventually the hollow tube was proven to be impractical because it was easily bent or split.

The 17-1/8" length of this spoon is exceptional, as is the early West Country origin.

Provincial examples are excessively rare.

SOLD

 


 

 

A Rare George I Britannia Standard Canon-Handled Basting Spoon, Gundry Roode, London, 1715

Gundry Roode, London, 1715

The large oval bowl with a plain rat-tail attachment to a tapering "canon" handle with double ball finial,
the handle scratch initialled 'I.S' over 'S.S' below the terminal; 16" Long / 5.4 oz

(Shown together with)

A Rare Queen Anne Britannia Standard Dognose (Wavy-End) Teaspoon, London, 1709

London, 1709, Lacking Maker's Mark/ 4.25" Long / .3 oz.
the dognose (wavy-end) terminal not showing signs of engraving or erasure
Teaspoons before c1730 are known to be very rare.

SOLD

 


 

 

Queen Anne Royal Britannia Silver Spoon

Thomas Spackman, London, 1713

In the Hanoverian pattern, the terminal with Royal Cipher of Queen Anne

within the Order of the Garterbelow a Royal Coronet;
the shaft also marked with a crowned B

8.25" Long / 2.4 oz.

 

 

SOLD

 


 

 

Rare Set of 6 Royal Queen Anne Britannia Silver Spoons

Each Bearing the Royal Cipher of Queen Anne within the Order of the Garter and below the Royal Coronet

Lewis Mettayer, London 1713

 

 

SOLD

 


 

 

Straight Set of 12 George III Silver Hanoverian Tablespoons
Isaac Callard, London, 1757
Of heavy gauge silver withsingle drop heel
Each engraved en suite with the crest of a wolf (or fox) sejant ppr.
8.25" Long / 31.2 oz.

 


 

Collection of Six Georgian Silver & Britannia Marrow Spoons, England and Ireland, 1722-1774

 

Six Georgian Silver & Britannia Marrow Spoons

England and Ireland, 1722-1774

(Priced Individually)

 


 

 

Rare Set of George I Paul de Lamerie Silver Dessert Spoons

London, c1720

Of heavy gauge silver, each with rattail attachment and unengraved upturned terminal,
the shafts married 4 times with maker's mark only

Paul de Lamerie was considered the greatest silversmith of the 18th century.

Bearing de Lamerie's markers mark of 1716.

7" Long / 7.7oz.

 

 

SOLD

 


 

 

Good Straight Set of 8 George II Hanoverian Silver Spoons

Philip Roker II, London, 1753-4
Of heavy gauge silver with single drop heel and upturned terminal
engraved with a crest :

A demi-ostrich argent with wings expanded gules holding in the beak a horseshoe or
for the familyof Smith (Smyth), the leading candidate being

Sir Trafford Smyth, 4th Baronet of Upton (c1720-65)
Excellent marks (Grimwade #2229)
8" Long / 21 Oz.

 

 

SOLD

 


 

HARLEQUIN SETS of GEORGE II / III HANOVERIAN

SILVER DESSERT SPOONS & FORKS (12+12) :

 

 

Harlequin Set of Twelve George II / III Hanoverian Silver Dessert Spoons :
All London. 1745-1763 :
Ebenezer Coker, 1745 : (1) crested / Ebenezer Coker, 1746 : (2) / Peter Bennett, 1749 : (1) crested ;
Thomas & William Chawner, 1759 (2) ; Thomas & William Chawner, 1762-3 (2) crested
Edward Dobson & Pryor Williams (2 ) crested ; 1746 (1) maker's mark cast over, crested ;

1749 (1) : maker's mark rubbed.
Each with upturned tip and rattail attachment to the bowl / 6.5" Long
Set of 12, 13.8 oz. Total Weight

In Stock - Linked (The Spoons Available)

and

 

 

Harlequin Set of Twelve George II / III Hanoverian Silver 3-Tine Dessert Fork, London :
Walter Brind, 1784 (5) / George Smith, 1781 (2) / Thomas & William Chawner, 1766 (2)
Thomas Chawner, 1775 (1) / William Cripps, 1763 (1) / Indistinct, 1753 (1)
Each in excellent condition with good long tines
and without crests, initials or removals evident
Set of 12 : 15 oz. Total

(The Forks Sold)


 

 

Scarce Straight Set of Six George II Silver Hanoverian Dessert Spoons

London, Likely 1753-4, Maker's Mark Cast Over & Rubbed

Each bottom struck and with single drop heel, the upturned terminals crested : 

'A globe in a frame all or, he crest being ensigned by an earl's coronet'

for Carpenter, Earl of Tyrconnel, co. Kilkenny, Ireland

6/75" Long / 7.8 oz.

SOLD

 


 

 

 

Scarce George II One-Piece Silver Apple Corer
England, c1740-50
The pre-1750s one-piece form of good gauge silver and usual cylindrical form,
the blade of conforming half-circular shape,
the central girdle and bulbous end with incised concentric lines;
marked to the junction between corer and haft with T (device) H beneath a crown

 


 

 

George III Silver Shell-Back Mote Spoon

James Tookey, London, c1765

The ovoid bowl pierces with saltires and foliate scrolls,
the heel with a single drop and finely cast shell
5.5'' Long / .2 oz.

SOLD

 


 

 

George III Silver Toasting Fork
JR (presumably Josephus Read), London 1800
The long ebonized faceted toasting fork having ending in a silver fork
having three tapering prongs with baluster swelling below a reeded tapering silver ferrule,
the shaft terminal with silver ring attachment;
housed in a later leather and velvet-lined fitted case, retailed by Asprey, London
30.75" Long

 


 

Rare Form of Georgian Provincial Silver Marrow Scoop, "Reverse Bowl", Marked A S twice, c1800-25, Possibly Scottish 

 

Georgian Provincial Silver "Reverse Scoop" Marrow Scoop

Marked twice 'A S', possibly Scottish

 

Rare Form of Georgian Provincial Silver Marrow Scoop, "Reverse Bowl", Marked A S twice, c1800-25, Possibly Scottish 

 

(Corresponding Mark to Alexander Stewart, Inverness, and Tain, c1800-1025)

Of rare elongated tapering form, the squared off bowls facing in opposite directions,
marked twice at the waist A S in a rectangular punch, the reverse side with contemporary
conjoined script monogram 'JWB' or 'TWB' with flourishes

8.5" Long / 1.8 oz.

 


 

Set of Six Early George III Hanoverian 3-Tine Dinner Fork, Thos & Wm Chawner, Arms Chamier Impaling Wilson

 

Set of Six Early George III Hanoverian 3-Tine Dinner Forks

Thomas & William Chawner, London, 1763

Arms of Chamier Impaling Wilson

Of heavy gauge silver and full tines

7.75" Long / 15.7 oz

 

 

SOLD

 


 

 

Rare Straight Set of 12 George II Irish Silver Hanoverian 3-Tine Dessert Forks

Michael Home, Dublin, c1752

The terminals crested :

A wolf's head erased proper collared argent charged thereon with a cross crosslet sable 

for the family of Tighe, Mitchelstown in the County of Westmeath, Ireland

6.75" (c17 cm) Long / Individual Tines just under 2" (c5 cm)
20 oz. Total Weight

SOLD

 

 


 

 

Straight Set of 12 George II Silver-Gilt Dessert Knives

London, 1739-57, Maker's Mark Rubbed

Each bearing the Royal Cipher GR within the Order of the Garter

7.75" Long / 20.6 Total oz.

SOLD

 


 

 

Harlequin Set of 6 George III Silver Onslow Dessert Spoons

London, c1766-7

John Gibbons (4), Ebenezer Coker (1), London (date mark rubbed), Stephen Adams (1)

SOLD

 


 

 

George III Irish Silver Rattail Straining Spoon
James Scott, Dublin 1818
Fiddle Pattern, the large ovoid bowl with rattail attachment verso,
and slotted and pierced divider to the interior center,
the terminal crested with a demi-lion rampant, in dexter paw a crescent
12.5" Long / 5.3 oz.

SOLD

 


 

 

Early George III Irish Silver Hook-End Basting Spoons & Soup Ladle

Crested en suite for James Ferguson of Pitfour, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Basting Spoons : Christopher Skinner, Dublin, c1764, 12" Long

Ladle : John Laughlin Jr., & Peter David,
Dublin, Lacking Date Letter, Mid-18th Century, 14.5" Long

16.6 Total oz.

 

 

SOLD

 


 

 

Early George III Irish Silver Hook-End Soup Ladle

Jospeh Cullen, Dublin, 1763

With deep scalloped bowl, the upper shaft engraved in the Irish manner with

foliage descending from a terminal cartouche crested with "a cherub's head"

13.75" Long / 8.25 oz

 

 

SOLD

 


 

 

Set Of 12 George I Three-Tine Silver Dessert Forks

George Lambe, London, 1718-19 (Britannia Standard) (11);

George Lambe, 1719-20 (Silver Standard) (1) 

In the Hanoverian Pattern, Crested

6.5” Long  / 19.3 oz.

SOLD

 


 

 

Set of 6 George III Silver Private Dye-Stamped Dessert Spoons

John Lampfert, London, 1770

Crested for Elliston

 

In the Old English pattern with down-turned terminals, the terminals beautifully

cast with stylised foliate decoration to each side, the upper surface with a cartouche

engraved with a crest : an eagle’s head erased ppr., ducally gorged ar.

7.6 Oz. / 7’ Long

 


 

 

Fine Set of 18 Early Victorian Silver-Gilt & Bloodstone Dessert (Fruit & Cheese Knives)

George Adams of Chawner & Co, 1841 (17 / John & Henry Lias, 1847 (1), London

For dessert use, both with cheese and fruit,

each silver-gilt pointed blade fully marked and engraved with a crest :
a ring dove, in beak and olive branch,
the gilt ferrule attached to a part-fluted bloodstone haft

8.5" Long

SOLD

 


 

Set of 8 Georgian Silver and Agate-Handled Dinner Knives, England, c1750-60, the blades Goldney, c1820-30

 

Rare Set of 8 Georgian Agate-Handled Dinner Knives

The c1750-60 carved agate handles with flutes and a single fingerhold (in immitation of Chinese plant forms),
having reeded and scalloped silver ferrules (unmarked); the c1820-30
parallel and rounded tip carbon steel blades marked GOLDNEY below a crown sided by G R 
10..25" Long
SOLD



 

 

Set of 8 George II Silver Pistol-Handled Knives

Thomas Swift, London, 1751-56

Antique carbon steel blades

Each crested with crested with a stag's head cabossed (Beech, Hunter) (Fairbairn's 122/8)

10.75" Long

SOLD

 


 

 

Set of 12 Early George III Silver Hanoverian 3-Tine Dinner Forks

 Thomas Dene, London, 1766 (9); Tompson Davis 1763 (3)

Each crested en suite on the upside

8" Long / 28.2 oz.

SOLD

 


 

 

Set of Early George III Pistol Handled Knives

Comprising 10 Dinner Knives amp; 10 Dessert Knives

Most unmarked

5 marked for William Portal, (Brother to Abraham Portal), London c1765

Crested with a falcon's head erased

With stainless steel replaced scimitar blades

9.75" Long & 8.75" Long

SOLD

 


 

 

Early George III Hanoverian Silver Hash Spoon
Joseph Bell II, London, 1762
Of heavy gauge silver in the Hanoverian pattern with upturned tip and single drop heel
over a deep ovoid bowl, the terminal scratch engraved to the verso ''AM to CM'' ;
particularly crisp marks
14" Long, The Bowl, 4.5" Long x 2.5" Wide / 5.92 oz.

 


 

Fine William IV Silver Military Thread Basting Spoon, Paul Storr, London, 1835

 

Fine William IV Silver Military Thread Basting Spoon

Paul Storr, London, 1835

Crested for the family of Astley

Of heavy gauge silver, as expected with Storr wares,

the rare 'Military' variant of 'Old English Thread',
having a strong threaded 'pip' at the terminal

12.5" Long / 6.1 oz

 


 

Fine & Heavy Pair of Victorian Silver Salad Servers, Kings Pattern , Lias

 

Fine & Heavy Pair of Victorian Silver Salad Servers, Kings Pattern

John Lias & Henry John Lias, London 1850 & 5

Of heavy gauge silver, the spoon and shaped 'runcible fork' double-struck in the King's pattern
with a concave shell to the terminals, a raised anthemion to the shaft, and concave shell to the heels,
each terminal also crested with a boar's head erased
over a contemporary conjoined cypher WMW
12" Long / 14.9 oz.

 


 

Pair_George_IV_Silver_Royal_Serving_Spoons_Chawner_1825.html

 

Pair George IV Silver Royal Serving Spoons : a Basting & a Straining

For Augustus Frederick,

 Second Eldest Eon of George III, Duke of York & Albany

William Chawner, London, 1825

In the King's Pattern, Each with a Royal crest :

A lion statant gardant on an imperial crown within the Order of the Garter

all below a royal coronet

Consisting of a straining and a basting spoon, double struck

11.25" Long / 13.1 oz.

SOLD

 

  

 


 

George IV Silver Meat Skewer, William Chawner, Shell Thread, crested George II Silver-Gilt Meat Skewer, 1802, Crested George III Silver Meat Skewer, Joseph Barnard, 1801, Initialed EB

 

Georgian Silver Meat Skewers

(each linked separately)

George IV Silver Meat Skewer, William Chawner, London, 1831 (SOLD)

George II Silver-Gilt Meat Skewer, Richard Crossley, London, 1802

George III Silver Meat Skewer, Joseph Barnard, London, 1801

 


 

Scarce Pair of George III Silver Nutcrackers, Thomas Phipps & Edward Robinson, London, 1802

 

Very Scarcce Pair George III Silver Nutcrackers

Phipps & Robinson, London,1803

Of heavy gauge silver, the reversible nutcrackers with a central pivot
between ribbed paddles extending into tapering cylindrical and reeded handles
ending in reeded ball finials; fully marked

5.25" Long / 4.4 oz.

 


 

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